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This week
29th January 2023 - 3rd February 2023
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Welsh rugby chief quits over allegations of sexism, racism and homophobia at WRU
Steve Phillips stepped down following a BBC documentary this week.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
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Glasgow terminate Rufus McLean’s contract following domestic abuse guilty plea
The 22-year-old Scotland international will be sentenced next month.
Last month
January 2023
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Naomi Osaka becomes latest star to pull out of Australian Open
Osaka has not played a competitive match since September.
Last year
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Davy Russell announces retirement after Thurles winner
In 2014 he lifted the most coveted trophy in National Hunt racing when winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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Navan horse racing card cancelled due to frozen parts on track
Racing will go ahead as planned in Thurles.
# Decision time
John Cooney considering switch to Scotland
The Ireland and Ulster scrum-half could make the move in line with World Rugby’s new eligibility rules.
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Finn Russell left out of Scotland squad for Autumn Nations series
Jamie Ritchie will take over the captaincy for Gregor Townsend’s side.
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Common sense prevails as Offaly ladies football decider refixed to avoid fixture clash
The game has been put back by six days to avoid taking place on the same weekend as the senior camogie semi-finals.
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Chelsea sack commercial director over 'inappropriate messages'
Damian Willoughby was appointed as commercial director earlier this month.
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Tyson Fury's latest retirement U-Turn sees him wish the sport 'bon voyage'
The WBC world heavyweight champion was expected to fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua that takes place on Saturday week
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IRFU bans transgender women from contact female rugby
The association have argued that its decision to limit involvement to players recorded as female at birth is ‘based on medical and scientific evidence’.
# beergate
Starmer and Rayner will not be fined over ‘beergate’, say police
The British Labour leadership duo had vowed to quit if police had taken action against them.
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Galway captain Sean Kelly handed reprieve for All-Ireland semi-final
Kelly’s one-game suspension has been overturned tonight.
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German trans footballers 'can play for male or female teams'
Difficulties have been encountered at various clubs and regional associations since 2018.
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'We helped him back to his football life' - Frank hopeful of Eriksen Brentford stay
The former Tottenham playmaker has been impressive since joining the Bees on a short-term deal in January.
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Chelsea get green light to sell tickets for away games and cup matches
The Blues were banned from selling tickets after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned.
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Clyde perform U-turn on Goodwillie signing by announcing end to loan agreement
The Scottish club confirmed on Tuesday that they had re-signed the 32-year-old, who was found by a judge in a civil case in 2017 to have raped a woman.
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Schalke to remove logo of Russian company Gazprom from their shirts
Historically one of Germany’s best supported teams, Schalke has been sponsored by Gazprom since 2007.
# Big call
'It just felt like it was the right decision at the time' - Ireland captain Ryan
Andy Farrell hailed his players’ mental strength after a narrow defeat to France.
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Shamrock Rovers avoid stadium ban for season opener
Rovers were instead fined €5,000 for a dangerous firework incident involving two of their supporters away at Waterford in November.
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Conte followed 'club line' in dropping Ndombele against Chelsea
The midfielder was booed off during Sunday’s FA Cup win over Morecambe and he missed Tottenham’s Carabao Cup exit.
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Postponed Champions Cup ties won't be rescheduled, as Leinster's 28-0 loss to Montpellier remains
Five postponed Champions Cup fixtures and two Challenge Cup games have been recorded as 0-0 draws.
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Ex-Brighton midfielder no longer 'comfortable in football culture' as he quits the game at 30
Davy Propper was capped 19 times by the Netherlands.
All time
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Premier League clubs opt against suspending season to combat rise in Covid cases
Six of the 10 matches due to be played in the top flight last weekend were postponed due to outbreaks.
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Mane in control of 'emotions' as Klopp admits he 'hated' substituting star
The forward had been targeted by Atletico Madrid from the first whistle and the Liverpool boss replaced him at half-time.
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Cork's Orla Cronin gets eleventh-hour reprieve to play in today's All-Ireland final
The forward was handed a three-match ban for her sending-off in the semi-final against Kilkenny.
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Sweden pull plug on 'idiotic' training camp in Qatar over workers' rights
Qatar, which hosts next year’s World Cup, has repeatedly come under the spotlight over worker welfare issues.
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Athlone Town on the hunt for a new manager as Adrian Carberry departs
The development comes in the wake of the First Division club’s 6-0 defeat to UCD last Friday evening.
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Shane Ryan withdraws from Tokyo backstroke event due to pain
He will still compete in the men’s 100m butterfly and the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.
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Serena Williams the latest tennis star to opt out of the Olympics
The 39-year-old has four Olympic gold medals and made her debut at the Sydney Games in 2000.
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Peter Schmeichel: Denmark did not want to play after Christian Eriksen collapse
“As you can hear from yesterday’s press conference, the coach, he seriously regrets putting the players back on to the pitch.”
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Third Covid-19 case in Wexford squad sees game against Kilkenny called off
Two players had tested positive earlier this week, with a third case being confirmed today.
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Solskjaer wants Cavani to stay after Spurs display
Cavani scored Man Utd’s second goal after having an earlier effort controversially ruled out.
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AstraZeneca is 'safe and effective' vaccine, says EMA, paving way for Ireland to begin using it again
Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits outweigh the risks.
Head of the EMA Emer Cooke said that the vaccine is safe and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.
World Health Organization experts have also recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca jab.
HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
Covid-19 reinfections are rare, but more common in people 65 and older, study finds
# Exams
Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.
# Endgame
'Unfortunately, Connacht just made the wrong decision in this case'
The final scrum offered Andy Friend’s men a 15v13 chance to win late on against Munster.
# concerns
Champions Cup under threat as EPCR wait on French government decision
The Top 14 clubs could be forced to withdraw from two rounds of games this month.
# In form
'The move to Connacht came at a point in my career where I was kinda lost'
Carlow man Tom Daly is playing the best rugby of his career under Andy Friend.
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Jake Ball ends 49-cap Wales career to return to Australia
The Scarlets lock was born in Berkshire but grew up in Australia, qualifying for Wales through his father.
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'In a collision sport, accidents happen' - Connacht to appeal Papali'i red card
Meanwhile, Tom Farrell has been ruled out for at least six weeks due to a knee injury.