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Friday 29 April, 2016

From The42 Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win Super Rugby This post contains videos

Magnificent coast-to-coast score from the Bulls and Cruden kicks Chiefs to narrow win

Springbok centres Jesse Kriel and Jan Serfontein played key roles in the brilliant Bulls score.

From The42 Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig Lyon 2016

Ireland's John Lacey to referee European Challenge Cup final, Owens gets the big gig

Ireland will be represented on the touchline in European finals.

From The42 McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash Team-sheets

McCloskey back, Healy not in squad for vital Ulster v Leinster clash

Jack McGrath starts in the front row for Leinster with Peter Dooley in reserve.

From The42 Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan Evolve

Erasmus can bring vital development, but leaves Foley in 'tricky' spot, says Shane Horgan

The pundit hopes that Connacht’s trail-blazing will encourage more teams to try something a little different.

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Thursday 28 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures Permutations

Here's what your province needs from the last two Pro12 fixtures

We dusted off the abacus and wrote off Italians at will to see who’s likely to finish the Pro12 campaign in the best position.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport Thursday

We'll Leave It There So: A date for The Jackal, trouble in Kerry and all today's sport

All that, and a beautiful Bill O’Herlihy mural.

From The42 Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier Under Powered

Ferris fears for Ulster pack with only one big obvious ball-carrier

‘You’ve got Iain Henderson and that’s really it.’

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: Paddy Barnes will carry the flag and all today's sport Wednesday

We'll Leave It There So: Paddy Barnes will carry the flag and all today's sport

It’s all downhill towards the weekend from here, sports fans.

From The42 Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick Let Off

Disciplinary committee choose to ignore 'gypsy boy' history and give Joe Marler two-week ban for kick

Wasps prop Simon McIntyre received the same punishment for a similar offence.

From The42 Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster Hendo

Iain Henderson ready to channel a season's worth of frustration into beating Leinster

The sorely-missed second row is hoping to ‘do a job’ on Leinster’s defence in what is just his seventh appearance of the season.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg Liveblog

As it happened: Manchester City v Real Madrid, Champions League semi-final 1st leg

We went minute-by-excruciating-minute as Zizou’s Spanish giants brought the bus to Manchester.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: The Hillsborough 96 unlawfully killed and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave It There So: The Hillsborough 96 unlawfully killed and all today's sport

Tuesday 26 April was a momentous day for the people of Liverpool.

From The42 Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives In Control

Leinster right where they want to be as business end of season arrives

With a two-point cushion going into the final two games of the season, the eastern province are masters of their own destiny.

Monday 25 April, 2016

From The42 England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going' Rose-tinted

England-bound Te'o: 'I'm pretty proud of where I am and where I'm going'

Even the powerful Kiwi centre has been surprised by how quickly he has converted to a new code.

From The42 Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs Notorious Sob

Sean O'Brien will 'definitely' be back for Leinster before the Pro12 play-offs

O’Brien may not be fit enough to face Ulster this weekend, but Jonathan Sexton will be back in Leinster’s number 10 shirt.

Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The42 Yup, that's Serena Williams twerking in Beyonce's new video She Ain't Sorry This post contains videos

Yup, that's Serena Williams twerking in Beyonce's new video

Queen Bey’s pose in her song ‘Sorry’ was a clear tribute to the 21-time Grand Slam winner.

From The42 This Norwegian cyclist celebrated by throwing some serious shapes on the podium Dance-tastic

This Norwegian cyclist celebrated by throwing some serious shapes on the podium

Sondre Holst Enger, you absolute demon.

ROG's Racing hold firm away to Leicester to seal Champions Cup final berth

It’ll be Racing v Saracens in the European Cup final in Lyon on 14 May.

From The42 (Dana) White lies, the weight of gold and the rest of this week's best sportswriting Well Read

(Dana) White lies, the weight of gold and the rest of this week's best sportswriting

All that, plus an essential long-read on Tiger Woods.

Saturday 23 April, 2016

From The42 Saracens look unstoppable in European semi-final with a sideshow feel Champions Cup

Saracens look unstoppable in European semi-final with a sideshow feel

Mark McCall’s men are going to Lyon where, hopefully, there will be a much bigger crowd to see them in action.

From The42 Wasps made the most perfect start imaginable to the Champions Cup semi Early Intent

Wasps made the most perfect start imaginable to the Champions Cup semi

Christian Wade’s searing pace had Saracens playing catch-up in the first semi-final.

From The42 Liverpool suspend Sakho following 'possible anti-doping violation' Drugs In Sport

Liverpool suspend Sakho following 'possible anti-doping violation'

A report in France claims that Sakho has been taking a fat-burning supplement which caused the failed test.

Friday 22 April, 2016

From The42 The Highlanders played 68 minutes with 14 men and still should have beaten the Sharks Late Drama This post contains videos

The Highlanders played 68 minutes with 14 men and still should have beaten the Sharks

Lima Sopoaga helped the Highlanders take the lead despite Emery’s early red card, but his late drop-goal attempt was poor.

From The42 'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting Iapa

'Very positive first step' towards MMA recognition in Ireland as sports minister welcomes meeting

John Kavanagh is looking forward to ‘meaningful’ conversations about MMA in Ireland.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

From The42 Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year King Charles

Ulster-bound Piutau among 11 Premiership players nominated for European Rugby Player of the Year

Dan Carter’s in there too, but the EPCR panel couldn’t find room for any Irish players.

From The42 Young NRL prop sprayed insect repellent in his mouth after being stopped for drink driving Tasty

Tuesday 19 April, 2016

From The42 Sensational strike caps Belgian star Mertens' hat-trick in Napoli rout Bang

Sensational strike caps Belgian star Mertens' hat-trick in Napoli rout

Bologna found themselves on the wrong end of a 6-0 whooping.

From The42 We'll Leave It There So: First XI tips for the Euros, the unreal relay and all today's sport Tuesday
From The42 Watch: Woman forced to hide in shame after baseball fan picks up a live ball You're Outta There

Sunday 10 April, 2016

From The42 McIlroy slides, Spieth wobbles to set up exciting Sunday finish to The Masters Moving Day

McIlroy slides, Spieth wobbles to set up exciting Sunday finish to The Masters

Jordan Spieth looked untouchable at one point, but +3 on the final two holes means his lead is a single shot going in to the final day.

Saturday 9 April, 2016

58-year-old Bernhard Langer put himself in contention for a third Masters win today

Jordan Spieth wasn’t born when Langer won his last green jacket, but he’ll be breathing down his neck tomorrow.

From The42 As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.

From The42 Ashton splashes to swing tight contest for Saracens against Saints Champions Cup

Ashton splashes to swing tight contest for Saracens against Saints

Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell continued their excellent form to set up a semi-final against Wasps.

From The42 Charles Piutau's last-gasp try gives Wasps dramatic quarter-final win over Chiefs Sting In The Tail

Charles Piutau's last-gasp try gives Wasps dramatic quarter-final win over Chiefs

Ex-Leinster out-half kicked a nerveless decisive conversion with the last kick of the game.

Friday 8 April, 2016

13 incredibly soothing, simple pleasures of watching The Masters

Like an old pair of slippers you won’t step out of until Monday.

From The42 'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland MMA

'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland has been conducting anti-doping tests on Irish MMA fighters even though the sport isn’t yet recognised by the body.

From The42 GAA ready to embrace anti-doping blood testing - Dr Una May Drugs In Sport

GAA ready to embrace anti-doping blood testing - Dr Una May

GAA players have been giving urine samples only, but that will change soon.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

From The42 Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015 Drugs In Sport

Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015

Two of the three positive tests last year were for a cocaine metabolite, and one of those cases is still pending.

From The42 Ian Madigan got in the mood for The Masters with this 'Happy Gilmore' style drive Mads Skills

Ian Madigan got in the mood for The Masters with this 'Happy Gilmore' style drive

Blackrock looks great this time of year, eh?

Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From The42 Records tumble as 9 aces get sucked in at The Masters Par 3 contest Rattling In

Records tumble as 9 aces get sucked in at The Masters Par 3 contest

Jimmy Walker broke the tournament record, but Gary Player stole the show.

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