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Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Hickey arrest overshadows Olympic Games

It’s been an extremely busy day in sport administration.

Monday 15 August, 2016

From The42 Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final On Track

Thomas Barr puts up season's best time as he qualifies for 400m hurdle semi-final

The Waterford man was the 10th fastest in the Olympic heats today.

From The42 McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202 Conditioning

McGregor works on his cardio with former Irish cycling champion as Embedded returns for UFC 202

The Dubliner is determined to improve his endurance for the rematch with Nate Diaz.

From The42 Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police Telford

Ex-Aston Villa star Dalian Atkinson, 48, dies after being tasered by police

West Mercia police were called because there were fears for the safety of an individual.

From The42 UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week UFC 202 This post contains videos

UFC pre-fight doc 'Bad Blood' is the perfect start to the McGregor-Diaz fight week

No, it’s nothing to do with Taylor Swift (we checked).

Saturday 13 August, 2016

From The42 No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat On Track

No fuss, no drama: Ciara Mageean second only to world champion in 1500m heat

The semi-finals will be on Sunday night.

Friday 12 August, 2016

From The42 Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio Sail Away

Battling Murphy clings on to top three spot on rough day in Rio

Anne-Marie Rindom took over as overall leader in the Laser Radial class.

From The42 Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match History

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

From The42 Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio Olympic Golf

Seamus Power carded an eagle two on his way into the race for medals in Rio

The Waterford man is four shots off the podium places at the halfway stage.

Thursday 11 August, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Rowers rejoice and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: Rowers rejoice and all today's sport

After a few hard days, there was plenty of good news for Team Ireland today.

From The42 'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe Pay Off

'All the sacrifices, being away from family and friends are worthwhile' - Olympic finalists Lynch and Lambe

The duo are drawing confidence from their achievement today as they know they can compete with the best in the world.

From The42 70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away Team Ireland

70 for Padraig Harrington as early Olympic pace-setters threaten to pull away

Seamus Power also managed to hit back-to-back birdies on his front nine.

From The42 O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers storm into Olympic rowing final

The Corkmen were third in their semi-final and fifth fastest overall in the men’s lightweight double sculls semis.

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Brace yourself, the golf (and rowing) finally gets going

After last night’s defeat to Joe Ward, we need some good news today.

From The42 Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip Front-runner

Murphy putting harsh lessons of London 2012 to use as she methodically tightens grip

Seasick? So what! Annalise Murphy has the stomach to lead from the front.

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From The42 Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016 King Billy

Billy Walsh in the corner as USA secure their first boxing medal of Rio 2016

Meanwhile, the man who beat Paddy Barnes lost out at the quarter-final stage.

From The42 Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio Rio 2016

Fiji class shines through as New Zealand crash out of Rugby 7s in Rio

Fiji’s dream of a first ever gold medal lives on.

From The42 Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio Standard Bearer

Annalise Murphy takes overall lead with another excellent day's racing in Rio

The Dubliner is the sailor to beat as she heads into a well-earned rest window after six races in three days.

From The42 Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke Olympic Games

Disappointment for Doyle in 200m breaststroke

The Limerick woman ended her first Olympics with 25th place in today’s heats.

From The42 We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing Explainer This post contains videos

We spoke to Annalise Murphy's brother about what to look out for in Olympic sailing

Don’t act like you weren’t confused.

Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: O'Reilly throws in the towel on doping fight and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: O'Reilly throws in the towel on doping fight and all today's sport

And there’s sports news away from Rio too.

From The42 'I left everything in the pool': Nicholas Quinn walks away from Rio 2016 with head held high after heat victory Olympian
From The42 Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify Team Ireland

Shane Ryan 2nd in 100m freestyle heat, but it's not fast enough to qualify

Defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian was perilously close to missing the semi-finals too.

From The42 Ex-Ulster lock Stevenson joins Pro12 champions Go West

Ex-Ulster lock Stevenson joins Pro12 champions

The 32-year-old spent the second half of last season with Exeter.

Monday 8 August, 2016

From The42 Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio Laser Radial

Annalise Murphy enjoyed the best possible start to her race week in Rio

Carlow man Finn Lynch is sitting 21st in his race.

From The42 One-man fight rampage ended this pre-season ice hockey game after just three minutes Lost The Head This post contains videos
From The42 Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab Suftum This post contains videos

Ulster signing Coetzee flies in to get settled before he completes knee rehab

Meanwhile, Rory Best was determined to redefine the phrase ‘farmer’s tan’.

From The42 O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot Rio 2016

O'Donovan brothers power to heat victory, Jennings and Lambe also secure semi spot

Ireland’s lightweight double sculls rowers were in impressive form in Rio.

Sunday 7 August, 2016

From The42 David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display Onwards

David Oliver Joyce sets up tough bout against world silver medallist with dominant opening display

Joyce took a unanimous win to cruise into the last 16 of the 60kg competition.

From The42 Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race Rio 2016

Netherlands cyclist Van Vleuten in intensive care after horrific crash in road race

Anna van de Breggen went on to win the road race after seeing her countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten stricken on the roadside.

From The42 Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland Irish Record

Shane Ryan backstrokes his way into a swimming semi-final for Ireland

However, there was disappointment for Fiona Doyle.

From The42 Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps Catch 22

Man or beast? The enduring legend of Michael Phelps

Is he a dolphin, a human or a myth? We need to know before he hangs up his Speedos for good.

Saturday 6 August, 2016

From The42 Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please? Rio 2016

Olympic Breakfast: Would you start the Games, please?

It’s not just about Gisele, y’know. There’s sport too!

From The42 'There needs to be an emphasis on getting people back into Thomond Park' -- Anthony Foley Red Army

'There needs to be an emphasis on getting people back into Thomond Park' -- Anthony Foley

The Munster head coach believes that eradicating home losses will make a massive difference to his side.

From The42 Pat Hickey tips John Delaney to become new OCI chief in 2020 Long-range Forecast

Pat Hickey tips John Delaney to become new OCI chief in 2020

Hickey is stepping down from the role after 28 years at the helm, but he doesn’t expect his successor to be in charge beyond the Tokyo Olympics.

Friday 5 August, 2016

From The42 Hogan earns a Cats recall for semi-final meeting with Waterford Hurling

Hogan earns a Cats recall for semi-final meeting with Waterford

Both counties have made changes for Sunday’s encounter.

From The42 Diarmuid O'Connor back for Mayo's clash with Tyrone Team News

Diarmuid O'Connor back for Mayo's clash with Tyrone

The Ballintubber man has shrugged off the injury that kept him out last weekend.

From The42 Fit-again James McCarthy starts as Dublin's only change in side to face Donegal Return Of The Mc

Fit-again James McCarthy starts as Dublin's only change in side to face Donegal

Eric Lowndes loses out to the Ballymun Kickhams man.

From The42 A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics Explainer

A new sport for the Games: What you need to know about rugby at the Olympics

If ‘pass backwards and run riot’ doesn’t cover it for you, here’s a little more info on the Sevens Rugby format.