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# explanation - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Scottish footballer claims sectarian jibe led to his angry reaction towards own fans
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Scottish footballer claims sectarian jibe led to his angry reaction towards own fans

May 4th 2022, 9:37 PM 10,744 Views 2 Comments

Partick defender Richard Foster had to be held back by his team-mates at half-time of the away match against Ayr.

# explanation - Saturday 23 April, 2022

Leeds boss Marsch sets record straight on controversial ‘over-training’ comment
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Leeds boss Marsch sets record straight on controversial ‘over-training’ comment

Apr 23rd 2022, 12:09 PM 7,613 Views 0 Comments

The American coach insists he has ‘major respect’ for Marcelo Bielsa.

# explanation - Friday 18 February, 2022

'Why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' - Mickelson
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'Why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' - Mickelson

Feb 18th 2022, 8:50 AM 7,543 Views 3 Comments

The US star says he’s willing to get involved with the Saudi-backed golf Super League.

# explanation - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Greenwood arrest was a factor in decision to keep Lingard - Man United boss Rangnick
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Greenwood arrest was a factor in decision to keep Lingard - Man United boss Rangnick

Feb 3rd 2022, 4:07 PM 6,798 Views 4 Comments

Greenwood was arrested on Sunday over the alleged rape and assault of a young woman.

# explanation - Monday 3 January, 2022

Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left
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# Versatile

Rafael Benitez defends decision to play Seamus Coleman on the left

Jan 3rd 2022, 3:37 PM 6,895 Views 2 Comments

The Irish international started the defeat to Brighton in an unfamiliar role.

# explanation - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

US athlete blames contaminated pork burrito for failed drugs test
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US athlete blames contaminated pork burrito for failed drugs test

Jun 15th 2021, 2:16 PM 7,442 Views 7 Comments

Middle-distance runner Shelby Houlihan has been banned for four years following a positive test.

# 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 11,494 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 8,732 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 14,147 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
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# Statement

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

Oct 31st 2019, 8:12 PM 7,228 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 11,690 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 11,708 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 6,503 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 6,226 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 44,787 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
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# Out Of Favour

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

Aug 18th 2018, 3:42 PM 11,169 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 9,020 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 14,761 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 7,892 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 72,900 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 11,216 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 5,150 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 13,023 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 11,486 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 5,464 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 9,736 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 8,390 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 12,522 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 10,325 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 19,625 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 14,351 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
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'He didn't like my cooking' - Rio Ferdinand responds to Ronaldo comments

Feb 17th 2016, 9:37 AM 13,110 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 13,989 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 8,539 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 20,242 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 17,687 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!
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# Oi Ref!

Top-flight referee starts Facebook page to explain decisions

Aug 11th 2015, 8:22 PM 9,228 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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Ancelotti defends Ronaldo after bizarre reaction to Bale goal

Mar 16th 2015, 7:30 AM 14,478 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 15,001 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 6,201 Views 7 Comments

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

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