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2022
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'They're taking our top players. It is worrying' - All-Ireland finalists' managers on AFLW
Vikki Wall will ‘turn into the face of ladies AFL,’ says Meath boss Eamonn Murray. He and Kerry joint-manager Declan Quill share their thoughts.
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FA to work with Nike after concerns raised over England's white shorts
Beth Mead said white is ‘not practical when it’s the time of the month’.
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In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers
The Women’s National League kicks off this weekend, and the fight for semi-professional status remains a big talking point.
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Australian cricket hit by 1985 sexual abuse allegation
Jamie Mitchell claims that he was raped on the tour by a team official.
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'I’ve gotten over it, but I used to have a really bad relationship with food'
Irish Olympian Jack Woolley on the challenge of making weight and how sport ultimately saved him.
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Premier League hit by record number of positive Covid tests
Just a week ago, the English top-flight set a new high since testing began in 2020 with 90 positive cases.
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6 games called off as Covid wreaks havoc on Premier League
Leicester’s scheduled match against Tottenham was postponed just hours before kick-off on Thursday.
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Victor Lindelof breathing struggles gave David de Gea serious cause for concern
The Manchester United defender had to be replaced by Eric Bailly at Carrow Road.
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Sunderland boss alarmed by use of snus in English football
Lee Johnson said the impact of the habit could be detrimental to physical and mental health.
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Wimbledon courts under fire after Serena exit and Kyrgios says 'it's a joke'
The American superstar twice fell to the floor of Centre Court, struggling to get back to her feet on the second occasion.
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FA liaising with authorities amid talk England's World Cup qualifier could be cancelled
The Albanian Football Association has issued a statement saying it has been informed by local police that the force cannot guarantee the safety of the teams.
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Jurgen Klopp admits Liverpool lack confidence after unbeaten home run is ended
The Reds’ 68-match unbeaten run at home was brought to an end.
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Racism allegation overshadows Bundesliga clash
Leverkusen’s midfielder Nadiem Amiri, who was born in Germany to Afghan parents, was booked on 90 minutes and had to be restrained after the final whistle.
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Ex-Westmeath footballer hoping to bring motion addressing Dublin funding to GAA Congress
John Connellan has written to clubs and county boards nationwide.
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Gareth Southgate faces Harry Maguire dilemma
The Manchester United defender has pleaded not guilty to charges in Greece and is back in the UK.
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Man United fans condemned for alleged homophobic chants
Chelsea said a number of supporters were prevented from entering the ground.
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Super League investigating rainbow flag claim after controversial Folau makes debut
The player scored an early try on his first rugby league outing since 2010.
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'I wrote a letter to the Scottish FA self-reporting my gambling' - Hamilton coach
Brian Rice has been praised after openly discussing his problems.
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FA to review Cup rights after ties shown on betting website
Bookmaker Bet365 showed 23 third-round matches last weekend.
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'I wasn’t brought up with any education in this area... Sex was rarely discussed'
In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier discusses the culture that existed among footballers as he was coming through the ranks.
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Neymar hits Barcelona with fresh lawsuit
The star alleges the Catalan side withheld part of his salary when he quit the club.
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NFL Commissioner promises 'thorough' probe of controversial Patriots video
Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that the league will take its time in the investigation.
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Study finds footballers 3.5 times more likely to die from brain trauma
The investigation was led by consultant neuropathologist Dr Willie Stewart of Glasgow University.
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England players may walk off pitch if subjected to racist abuse
The Three Lions play the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday before a clash with Bulgaria on Monday.
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'He suffers with De Gea syndrome' - Belgium coach on Courtois
The Blancos ‘keeper was taken off at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Club Brugge on Tuesday, but Erwin Lemmens expects him to bounce back.
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Ireland wait on further medical opinion after Conan has a 'bit of a setback'
The Leinster number eight has been in line to start tomorrow’s World Cup clash with Japan.
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Rugby League player injured by pre-game firework
Joseph Leilua was unable to start the NRL Finals showdown at AAMI Park due to damage done by pre-game pyrotechnics.
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'It's been frustrating... I've only started two games'
Ireland’s Conor Hourihane is hoping to regain his place in the Aston Villa side.
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'There are lads who would rather update their Instagram stories than play a match on a Sunday'
CIE Ranch club secretary Ian Dixon on the club’s decision to withdraw from the Leinster Senior League.
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FA contacts Huddersfield over controversial Paddy Power-sponsored kit
The jersey prominently features the name of the gambling company.
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World Cup-winning coach casts doubt over White House visit
Jill Ellis is not sure her team will meet with US President Donald Trump.
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'The press talk and talk and talk... There’s so much negativity surrounding the club'
Cesc Fabregas is not happy with the constant bad atmosphere surrounding Chelsea.
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Leicester player punished over historical social media posts
The FA has confirmed it has fined 21-year-old midfielder Hamza Choudhury.
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Guardiola warns City star to control his late-night antics
Benjamin Mendy was reported to have been at the Manchester nightspot until the early hours of the morning.
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'Not even Jesus Christ pleased everybody' - Chelsea loanee Morata on jeers from his own fans
The striker joined Atletico Madrid on an 18-month deal back in January.
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FA investigating alleged homophobic abuse of Sol Campbell
Cheltenham have not responded directly to the allegations relating to their match with Macclesfield Town.
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Juventus boss insists Ronaldo is 'serene' despite DNA sample request over rape allegation
American Kathryn Mayorga has accused the footballer of sexually assaulting her in a hotel in Las Vegas in 2009.
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'The reason why child sexual abuse is such an epidemic is because kids are being silenced'
The gymnast sex-abuse survivors say the epidemic goes far beyond Larry Nassar.
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All Blacks release new video as Folau anti-gay row rumbles
TJ Perenara and Brad Weber both spoke out in support of the gay community.
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'When it comes to rape, I think we're still obsessed with women'
Anna Krien, author of ‘Night Games,’ on consent, toxic masculinity of sport and how these problems can be counteracted.