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Other - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Carlow native Lennon progresses to second round of World Darts Championship
# Onwards
# Onwards

Carlow native Lennon progresses to second round of World Darts Championship

Dec 19th 2020, 4:17 PM 4,031 Views 1 Comment

Steve Lennon will take on South Africa’s Devon Petersen in the second round on Tuesday.

Golovkin batters Szeremeta to win by seventh round stoppage
# Convincing
# Convincing

Golovkin batters Szeremeta to win by seventh round stoppage

Dec 19th 2020, 10:33 AM 5,433 Views 7 Comments

The 38-year-old floored his soft-punching opponent in the first, second, fourth and seventh rounds.

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut
# Double Whammy
# Double Whammy

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut

Dec 19th 2020, 12:25 AM 5,226 Views 1 Comment

Donegal’s McGinty had his whiskers checked by the larger Jan Ardon but passed his first test as a professional.

Other - Friday 18 December, 2020

Another Irish absentee as Donegal star withdraws from 2021 AFLW season due to husband's travel issues
# Complications
# Complications

Another Irish absentee as Donegal star withdraws from 2021 AFLW season due to husband's travel issues

Dec 18th 2020, 7:44 PM 8,713 Views 2 Comments

Yvonne Bonner has been placed on Greater Western Sydney Giants’ inactive list.

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days
# Hitman's Apprentice
# Hitman's Apprentice

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days

Dec 18th 2020, 4:59 PM 5,632 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old has been training under Ricky Hatton for well over a year and will make his debut alongside Hennessy Sports stablemate McKenna [6-0, 6KOs].

Red Bull snap up Perez to partner Verstappen in 2021
# Mexican Standoff
# Mexican Standoff

Red Bull snap up Perez to partner Verstappen in 2021

Dec 18th 2020, 3:16 PM 3,462 Views 5 Comments

Alexander Albon, who struggled to keep pace with Verstappen, will remain as a reserve driver for the team.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# Feet Up
# Feet Up

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 8:32 AM 23,690 Views 20 Comments

Get that couch groove going.

Rookie quarterback sneaks in for game-winning touchdown to inflict blow on Raiders' play-off hopes
# NFL
# NFL

Rookie quarterback sneaks in for game-winning touchdown to inflict blow on Raiders' play-off hopes

Dec 18th 2020, 8:17 AM 3,351 Views 0 Comments

Justin Herbert scored at the end of overtime to secure the win for the Chargers.

Expecting an All-Ireland final Christmas cracker, going again with Donegal and comparisons with Oz
# Outsider's View
# Outsider's View

Expecting an All-Ireland final Christmas cracker, going again with Donegal and comparisons with Oz

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 2,221 Views 0 Comments

‘It’ll go right down to the dying minutes to split the teams,’ predicts Katy Herron.

Other - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award
# The Eagle Has Landed
# The Eagle Has Landed

Katie Taylor misses out as Khabib Nurmagomedov wins BBC's World Sport Star award

Dec 17th 2020, 11:23 PM 9,024 Views 14 Comments

The UFC star and the Bray boxer were among the nominees for an award decided by a public vote.

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
# CAS
# CAS

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics

Dec 17th 2020, 3:39 PM 11,316 Views 5 Comments

And the country’s footballers will miss the World Cup in Qatar should they qualify too.

Paisley Park and Thyme Hill to clash in Long Walk
# Rivals
# Rivals

Paisley Park and Thyme Hill to clash in Long Walk

Dec 17th 2020, 3:09 PM 1,590 Views 2 Comments

Top stayers re-oppose in field of 10 at Ascot.

Other - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Ireland's William O'Connor progresses to second round at World Darts Championship
# Boost
# Boost

Ireland's William O'Connor progresses to second round at World Darts Championship

Dec 16th 2020, 10:56 PM 4,893 Views 8 Comments

Elsewhere, Lisa Ashton narrowly failed in her bid to emulate Fallon Sherrock.

Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo signs richest deal in NBA history
# Record
# Record

Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo signs richest deal in NBA history

Dec 16th 2020, 2:21 PM 8,525 Views 4 Comments

The NBA MVP’s five-year contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks is reportedly worth $228 million.

Wright brings festive cheer and opens title defence on a high, Meath teenager bows out at Ally Pally
# Love The Darts
# Love The Darts

Wright brings festive cheer and opens title defence on a high, Meath teenager bows out at Ally Pally

Dec 16th 2020, 8:36 AM 7,023 Views 1 Comment

It really is Christmas now…

Other - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Action Jackson rescues Ravens as Browns lose thriller
# Monday Night Football
# Monday Night Football

Action Jackson rescues Ravens as Browns lose thriller

Dec 15th 2020, 8:01 AM 2,759 Views 1 Comment

the Baltimore Ravens kept their playoff hopes alive with a wild 47-42 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Other - Monday 14 December, 2020

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running
# Aaand Still
# Aaand Still

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running

Dec 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 4,539 Views 2 Comments

The Irish icon has retained the prestigious end-of-year award and also remains top of the BWAA’s pound-for-pound rankings.

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'
# New Frontiers
# New Frontiers

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 5:00 PM 19,563 Views 7 Comments

Multi-billion-pound streaming giant DAZN is now live in Ireland, but they see an Irish sporting icon as a key part of their global expansion plans.

Cleveland to drop 'Indians' from their name after 105 years due to criticism
# Baseball
# Baseball

Cleveland to drop 'Indians' from their name after 105 years due to criticism

Dec 14th 2020, 1:34 PM 3,575 Views 18 Comments

Native American groups have branded the moniker as racist, but Donald Trump opposes the move.

Other - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Mahomes picked, sacked and then leads Chiefs to 30 unanswered points as they clinch division
# NFL
# NFL

Mahomes picked, sacked and then leads Chiefs to 30 unanswered points as they clinch division

Dec 13th 2020, 10:51 PM 5,005 Views 4 Comments

Elsewhere, Tom Brady got back to winning ways.

In another action-packed week of sport, here's what's coming up for members of The42
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

In another action-packed week of sport, here's what's coming up for members of The42

Dec 13th 2020, 4:03 PM 2,787 Views 0 Comments

It’s a sports journalism superspreading event.

Max Verstappen wraps up F1 season with victory in Abu Dhabi
# Super Max
# Super Max

Max Verstappen wraps up F1 season with victory in Abu Dhabi

Dec 13th 2020, 3:07 PM 4,053 Views 2 Comments

World champion Lewis Hamilton finished third under the lights at Yas Marina.

Fitzpatrick wins DP World Tour Championship as Westwood lands Race to Dubai
# Eastern Promise
# Eastern Promise

Fitzpatrick wins DP World Tour Championship as Westwood lands Race to Dubai

Dec 13th 2020, 12:48 PM 5,194 Views 1 Comment

There was a dramatic finish in Dubai.

Liam Brady's Sunday dinners with an Italian World Cup hero and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Wined And Dined
# Wined And Dined

Liam Brady's Sunday dinners with an Italian World Cup hero and more of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 13th 2020, 8:30 AM 9,313 Views 0 Comments

We’ve picked out some recommended reading for you to enjoy.

Joshua finally vanquishes game Pulev with devastating ninth-round knockout

Joshua finally vanquishes game Pulev with devastating ninth-round knockout

Dec 13th 2020, 12:07 AM 13,413 Views 13 Comments

The Briton floored Pulev four times before the Bulgarian was finally unable to continue.

Other - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Max Verstappen rips up the form guide to put Red Bull on pole in Abu Dhabi
# Glad Max
# Glad Max

Max Verstappen rips up the form guide to put Red Bull on pole in Abu Dhabi

Dec 12th 2020, 3:01 PM 2,651 Views 0 Comments

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in third, with his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas qualifying second.

Verstappen tops timesheets after final practice in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
# F1
# F1

Verstappen tops timesheets after final practice in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Dec 12th 2020, 11:33 AM 1,300 Views 0 Comments

Red Bull were out in front but Mercedes will hope to turn up the heat when qualifying begins at the Yas Marina circuit.

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes

Dec 12th 2020, 12:32 AM 5,193 Views 2 Comments

Aaron became the first man in 79 to stop Jordan Grannum, while Stevie adjusted to halt another teak-tough veteran in MJ Hall.

Other - Friday 11 December, 2020

Security called to separate Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev at weigh-in
# Bad Blood
# Bad Blood

Security called to separate Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev at weigh-in

Dec 11th 2020, 8:09 PM 9,928 Views 7 Comments

Joshua also confirmed he will not take the knee ahead of his fight with Pulev.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Dec 11th 2020, 5:48 PM 25,706 Views 14 Comments

The average score among The42′s team of ‘sports journalists’ was…6.

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...
# How Did You Know?
# How Did You Know?

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...

Dec 11th 2020, 4:58 PM 50,809 Views 0 Comments

Need a Secret Santa present for someone who knows their pillar positions from their Pillar Caffreys? We’ve got the solution to your problems.

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo
# Tokyo 2020/21
# Tokyo 2020/21

Route approved for Olympic Marathon relocated away from Tokyo

Dec 11th 2020, 11:49 AM 2,282 Views 1 Comment

The Marathon was moved away from Tokyo before the Games were postponed until 2021.

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud
# Great Mare
# Great Mare

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud

Dec 11th 2020, 9:40 AM 4,329 Views 1 Comment

Trainer pays €530,000 for former inmate.

New England Patriots outmatched in 24-3 defeat against Los Angeles Rams
# NFL
# NFL

New England Patriots outmatched in 24-3 defeat against Los Angeles Rams

Dec 11th 2020, 7:44 AM 3,230 Views 1 Comment

Rookie Rams running back Cam Akers ran for 171 yards in the win.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 12,665 Views 3 Comments

The biggest hurling game of the year is one of many big events coming up.

Other - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Stevie McKenna signs with UK promoter ahead of sharing bill with brother Aaron tomorrow
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

Stevie McKenna signs with UK promoter ahead of sharing bill with brother Aaron tomorrow

Dec 10th 2020, 7:50 PM 3,995 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old ‘Hitman’ has signed a deal with Mick Hennessy, who previously promoted Tyson Fury to world honours.

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,396 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing great Ricky, signs professional deal with Hearn's Matchroom
# Hitman Jr
# Hitman Jr

Campbell Hatton, son of British boxing great Ricky, signs professional deal with Hearn's Matchroom

Dec 10th 2020, 11:31 AM 9,644 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old will be trained by his uncle, former world-title challenger Matthew Hatton, and managed by his legendary father.

Other - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

'It wasn't entirely my choice. It's just disappointing' - Donegal Aussie Rules star explains 2021 absence
# Clarity
# Clarity

'It wasn't entirely my choice. It's just disappointing' - Donegal Aussie Rules star explains 2021 absence

Dec 8th 2020, 9:36 PM 8,521 Views 1 Comment

Western Bulldogs said today that Katy Herron ‘has elected not to return’ – but she claims the situation is different.

Olympic decision to ditch 50km walk is unfair and big blow to Ireland - Barr
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Olympic decision to ditch 50km walk is unfair and big blow to Ireland - Barr

Dec 8th 2020, 3:53 PM 6,336 Views 3 Comments

The event’s Olympic demise is because it is a male-only competition.