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# explanation - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Dortmund star in Qatar rehab despite pandemic
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Dortmund star in Qatar rehab despite pandemic

Dec 10th 2020, 9:10 PM 11,461 Views 0 Comments

Erling Braut Haaland is out until January with a torn hip muscle.

# explanation - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Farah explains how he came to change his account over legal supplement injection
# Clarification
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# Clarification

Farah explains how he came to change his account over legal supplement injection

Mar 1st 2020, 7:18 PM 8,670 Views 14 Comments

When questioned by investigators he thought he had only been given magnesium injections until he consulted his endurance coach.

# explanation - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Ramsey says sorry to Ronaldo and explains why he 'stole' record-breaking goal
# Faux Pas
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# Faux Pas

Ramsey says sorry to Ronaldo and explains why he 'stole' record-breaking goal

Nov 7th 2019, 12:24 PM 14,129 Views 9 Comments

The Wales international pounced on a loose ball to tap over the line against Lokomotiv Moscow, preventing a Portuguese colleague making more history.

# explanation - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Arsenal captain Xhaka blames death threats and sick taunts for fan feud
# Statement
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# Statement

Arsenal captain Xhaka blames death threats and sick taunts for fan feud

Oct 31st 2019, 8:12 PM 7,187 Views 9 Comments

‘People have said things like, ‘We will break your legs,’ ‘Kill your wife’ and, ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer.”

# explanation - Monday 18 March, 2019

'An offer we couldn't refuse' - Giants GM Gettleman breaks silence over Beckham trade
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'An offer we couldn't refuse' - Giants GM Gettleman breaks silence over Beckham trade

Mar 18th 2019, 5:50 PM 11,664 Views 9 Comments

‘We didn’t sign Odell to trade him, but things change,’ the 68-year-old said on Monday.

# explanation - Monday 4 March, 2019

Burnley boss insists half-time withdrawal of 'terrific' Hendrick was tactical
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Burnley boss insists half-time withdrawal of 'terrific' Hendrick was tactical

Mar 4th 2019, 6:53 PM 11,687 Views 10 Comments

The Irish international made way for Johann Berg Gudmundsson in Saturday’s defeat to Crystal Palace.

# explanation - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Fellaini claims he didn't leave Man United for the money
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Fellaini claims he didn't leave Man United for the money

Feb 21st 2019, 11:47 AM 6,490 Views 5 Comments

The Belgian midfielder says he has headed to China for a new challenge.

# explanation - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Zola defends Chelsea's treatment of teenage starlet
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Zola defends Chelsea's treatment of teenage starlet

Feb 16th 2019, 9:19 AM 6,209 Views 2 Comments

Callum Hudson-Odoi reportedly handed in a transfer request last month following a £35 million offer from Bayern Munich.

# explanation - Monday 12 November, 2018

'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability'
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'Keith has played 30-40 times for Ireland and I would never have a go at someone's ability'

Nov 12th 2018, 8:03 PM 44,728 Views 29 Comments

Seamus Coleman has elaborated on his remarks made in relation to the pundit last month.

# explanation - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane
# Out Of Favour
From The42
# Out Of Favour

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa reveals reasons for snubbing Ireland international Eunan O'Kane

Aug 18th 2018, 3:42 PM 11,142 Views 1 Comment

The 28-year-old midfielder was not given a squad number for the new season.

# explanation - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo
# Speaking Out
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# Speaking Out

'I have two hearts, one German and one Turkish' - Ozil defends controversial Erdogan photo

Jul 22nd 2018, 2:25 PM 8,984 Views 9 Comments

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has broken his silence surrounding a photo taken with the Turkish president.

# explanation - Friday 13 July, 2018

Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere
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Emery reveals why Arsenal released Wilshere

Jul 13th 2018, 11:08 PM 14,742 Views 10 Comments

The England international would not have held down a regular spot under the new boss.

# explanation - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture
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GAA denies public opinion influenced change in venue for Kildare-Mayo fixture

Jun 27th 2018, 6:36 PM 7,874 Views 15 Comments

Director of communications Alan Milton also says that the ‘health and safety of patrons’ was the GAA’s primary concern.

# explanation - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford
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Sky Sports issue statement after delay in coverage of hurling clash between Kilkenny and Wexford

Jun 9th 2018, 10:08 PM 72,889 Views 68 Comments

Viewers missed the first 22 minutes of the Leinster SHC clash at Nowlan Park.

# explanation - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger
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'Nobody is too big to come off' - Allardyce defends substitution after Rooney anger

Apr 8th 2018, 1:49 AM 11,192 Views 7 Comments

The former Man United star may not have been happy, but his manager argued it was the right call

# explanation - Thursday 7 September, 2017

'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture
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'Everyone has got to have a bit of banter' - Vardy defends Alli's middle-finger gesture

Sep 7th 2017, 11:14 AM 5,126 Views 8 Comments

The Spurs star has come under fire for his behaviour.

# explanation - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri
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Vardy denies 'extremely hurtful' reports he forced out Ranieri

Feb 25th 2017, 8:48 PM 13,000 Views 11 Comments

The striker has vehemently denied that he played a role in the Italian’s departure from Leicester City.

# explanation - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players
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'We're not disrespecting the Six Nations': IRFU defend decision to withdraw three key players

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:19 PM 11,454 Views 9 Comments

Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell are flying to Las Vegas with the sevens squad instead of playing against France on Sunday.

# explanation - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius
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'Life is not always the nicest' - Klopp reveals the reasons for benching Loris Karius

Dec 15th 2016, 8:48 AM 5,438 Views 8 Comments

The under-fire goalkeeper was dropped for Wednesday’s clash with Middlesbrough.

# explanation - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge
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Jurgen Klopp defends benching Daniel Sturridge

Aug 27th 2016, 10:56 PM 9,721 Views 22 Comments

Liverpool were not helped out by the officials at Tottenham, said manager Jurgen Klopp after an entertaining 1-1 draw.

# explanation - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan
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Chris Froome apologises for lashing out at fan

Jul 10th 2016, 12:15 AM 8,376 Views 12 Comments

The Tour de France leader has pleaded for supporters to behave on the route.

# explanation - Friday 20 May, 2016

Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises
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Hull fan who confronted Richard Keogh after play-off apologises

May 20th 2016, 3:17 PM 12,496 Views 15 Comments

The club have handed Adam Pardoe a lifetime ban from their games.

# explanation - Monday 16 May, 2016

'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection
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'I can't believe you have asked me that!' - Klopp defends Liverpool team selection

May 16th 2016, 9:57 AM 10,308 Views 8 Comments

The Reds rested the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino against West Brom.

# explanation - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea
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Chris Eubank confirms Nick Blackwell mercy plea

Mar 29th 2016, 5:05 PM 19,610 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old boxer has been in an induced coma and was found to have suffered a small bleed on the brain.

# explanation - Saturday 27 February, 2016

Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates
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Ronaldo clarifies controversial comments about Real Madrid team-mates

Feb 27th 2016, 11:00 PM 14,328 Views 11 Comments

The Portuguese superstar backtracked on his criticism of Jese, Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic.

# explanation - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments

Feb 17th 2016, 9:37 AM 13,039 Views 8 Comments

The Real Madrid star revealed he rarely had contact with the former defender off the pitch at Manchester United.

# explanation - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory
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Koeman slams 'bulls***' Chelsea links after United victory

Jan 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 13,971 Views 9 Comments

The former Barcelona star insists his words then had been misinterpreted.

# explanation - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Al Jazeera seeks to clarify Peyton Manning controversy
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Al Jazeera seeks to clarify Peyton Manning controversy

Dec 30th 2015, 2:58 PM 8,526 Views 4 Comments

“The only allegation in the programme from Charlie Sly is that growth hormone was sent repeatedly.”

# explanation - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'This club is in trouble' - Chelsea's technical director explains why Mourinho was sacked
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'This club is in trouble' - Chelsea's technical director explains why Mourinho was sacked

Dec 17th 2015, 8:35 PM 20,222 Views 19 Comments

Michael Emenalo sheds light on the situation at Stamford Bridge.

# explanation - Monday 19 October, 2015

IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services
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IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services

Oct 19th 2015, 6:35 PM 17,663 Views 46 Comments

Sport Ireland have also suggested they made “every effort” to prevent the acclaimed coach from leaving.

# explanation - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions
# Oi Ref!
From The42
# Oi Ref!

Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions

Aug 11th 2015, 8:22 PM 9,205 Views 2 Comments

Is this the future of refereeing?

# explanation - Monday 16 March, 2015

Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal
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From The42
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Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal

Mar 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 14,455 Views 0 Comments

Tha attacker was “lively”, according to the Italian manager.

# explanation - Monday 22 December, 2014

Conor McGregor on why he didn't attend the RTÉ Sport awards
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Conor McGregor on why he didn't attend the RTÉ Sport awards

Dec 22nd 2014, 11:43 AM 14,984 Views 27 Comments

Having enjoyed a phenomenal 2014, many would have expected the Dubliner to appear at the ceremony.

# explanation - Monday 8 September, 2014

'I swear all the time' - Hodgson defends F-word outburst
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'I swear all the time' - Hodgson defends F-word outburst

Sep 8th 2014, 12:10 AM 6,176 Views 7 Comments

The manager was quizzed about his side’s inability to create clear-cut chances against Norway.

# explanation - Monday 30 June, 2014

Author of controversial Facebook study says he's sorry for anxiety caused
# Sorry
# Sorry

Author of controversial Facebook study says he's sorry for anxiety caused

Jun 30th 2014, 10:34 AM 11,556 Views 17 Comments

The study, which altered the content users saw in their news feed in 2012, has come under severe criticism for as it was carried out without users’ knowledge or consent.

# explanation - Friday 21 February, 2014

Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed
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From The42
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Here's why the Olympic figure skating final wasn't fixed

Feb 21st 2014, 9:35 AM 5,644 Views 4 Comments

The website of the popular online campaigning forum, Change.org, last night crashed as hundreds of thousands logged on to sign a petition calling for a review of the judges’ scores.

# explanation - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland axe
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Di Canio denies training row led to Sunderland axe

Oct 1st 2013, 5:55 PM 2,130 Views 3 Comments

The fiery Italian was sacked as manager after barely six months in charge.

# explanation - Saturday 22 June, 2013

The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence
# Excuses Excuses
# Excuses Excuses

The most common excuses Irish people give for not paying their tv licence

Jun 22nd 2013, 5:00 PM 33,608 Views 79 Comments

“Oh, I don’t live here, I’m just visiting a friend.”

# explanation - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why do we love reading books about the economic crisis?

Jan 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 45 Views 14 Comments

All these critiques don’t spur us to action, writes Tom Boland, so why do we keep buying them?

# explanation - Friday 27 July, 2012

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday
# Failwhale
# Failwhale

Twitter explains why the site went down yesterday

Jul 27th 2012, 1:54 PM 6,042 Views 18 Comments

Twitter suffered its second outage in five weeks yesterday, with users unable to access the site for a couple of hours. Did it affect you?

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