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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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This year
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'When you stand next to Johnny Sexton, you feel pretty special'
The Ireland captain will play his last Six Nations game tomorrow in Dublin.
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LeBron James breaks NBA all-time points-scoring record
The LA Lakers star passed Abdul-Jabbar’s longstanding total against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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'I'm retiring, for good' - NFL quarterback great Tom Brady bows out
Quarter-back calls it a day with seven Super Bowl victories.
Last year
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Pep Guardiola hails Messi as greatest footballer ever
City manager describes World Cup win as ‘final achievement of an incredible career’ for Messi.
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NBA renames MVP trophy after Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan
Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, won five MVPs in his 15-season career.
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'He's not going to be lost for Donegal for too long' - Murphy backed for future county senior role
Former Donegal manager Declan Bonner pays tribute to the retired Michael Murphy, and ponders if a move into management awaits the Glenswilly man.
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'When the Gooch retires you think, nobody could be as good. And then David Clifford arrives'
Marc Ó Sé talks about trying to stop the footballer of the year as a club manager in the GAA weekly podcast.
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Department of Agriculture to review Puck Fair goat situation after receiving 175 queries
The department received the contacts to the Animal Welfare Helpline last week.
Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
Before the festival began organisers announced that the goat would have a fan in its cage during its three days in its cage.
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Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns
Traditionally the wild goat spends three days and three nights on a tall stand overlooking the town of Killorglin.
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USA’s Sydney McLaughlin smashes own 400m hurdles world record
The track star set another world record at Hayward Field.
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Crusaders' impeccable record at stake in Super Rugby semi showdown
In 27 years of Super Rugby, the Crusaders have played 26 knockout games at home and never been defeated.
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Seven-time Super Bowl winner and NFL icon Tom Brady to retire after 22 season – reports
The 44-year-old won his record seventh crown last year with Tampa Bay.
All time
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'It was instantly obvious to me that she was a player ahead of her time'
Claire Molloy made a huge impact for Ireland over the course of 74 caps.
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'That's a ridiculous thing you've said' - Neville and Carragher wade into Messi/Ronaldo debate on MNF
Neville declared Ronaldo as the greatest player ever to play the game…and Carragher disagreed.
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Lionel Messi breaks Pele’s South American international goals record
Messi scored a hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier.
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Sprinter Jason Smyth storms to sixth Paralympic gold medal in Tokyo
Smyth won his sixth gold medal after a dramatic photo finish in the T13 100m final.
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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi to retire from MotoGP at end of season
Rossi will bring down the curtain on an illustrious 25-year career which yielded 115 victories.
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Messi sparkles as Barcelona hammer Athletic Bilbao in Copa final
Messi scored two of Barcelona’s four second half goals as they consigned their opponents to a second final defeat in two weeks.
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'I love you and Barcelona loves you' - New club president desperate to keep Messi at the Nou Camp
Juan Laporta was elected as president for a second spell last week.
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‘If you ask me, Messi or Ronaldo, I’d say Ramos’ – Bailly's praise for Madrid defender amid Man Utd links
The Red Devils centre-half says the World Cup winner, who continues to run down his contract in Spain, has been his “greatest inspiration”
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Roger Federer to miss Australian Open for first time in his career
The 39-year-old has undergone two operations on his right knee in 2020.
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Lionel Messi matches Pele record but struggling Barcelona held by Valencia
Messi scored his 643rd goal for Barcelona in a 2-2 draw with Valencia.
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‘Diego, me auld flower, would you mind if I had your shirt?’
Paddy Mulligan kept Diego Maradona scoreless at Lansdowne Road in 1979. He considers the Argentinean one of the greatest players of all time.
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38-year-old Carter leaves Japanese club but no retirement announcement
The legendary former All Blacks out-half helped the Kobelco Steelers to the Top League title in 2018
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US great Felix adds to remarkable gold haul and breaks Bolt's record for world titles
Her team romped to mixed relay gold in Doha.
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All the info you need to watch Katie Taylor's bid to become the undisputed world champion
One of Ireland’s greatest-ever athletes can unify all four belts at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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Lionel Messi scores sensational hat-trick to send Barcelona 10 points clear in La Liga
The champions moved 10 points clear of Atletico thanks to another inspirational display from their captain.
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Messi marks 50th career hat-trick as Barcelona beat Sevilla
The Catalan side rediscover their goalscoring mojo ahead of back-to-back Clasicos.
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Nunes hailed as the best female fighter ever following historic UFC victory
Amanda Nunes emulated Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier with last night’s knockout of Cris Cyborg.
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Majestic Messi has a hat-trick and two assists as Barcelona thrash Levante
Barcelona restore three-point lead at the top with 5-0 win.
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Messi dazzles with two brilliant free kicks as Barcelona demolish Espanyol in Catalan derby
The Argentine scored a double and set up another during a one-sided win for Barcelona.
# Review
Tom Brady is underrated
It’s easy to forget how good the Patriots player actually is in an era of great quarterback play, writes Steve O’Rourke.
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Messi hailed as 'the best ever' after Wembley masterclass
Lionel Messi’s brace against Tottenham ensured Barca ended a run of three games without a win.
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'It's time we let Serena Williams just be Serena Williams, imperfect and complex as she may be'
Why are we so quick to vilify certain athletes over others?
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Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore
Is anyone surprised?
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'We know Messi can decide our fate' - Lloris warns France ahead of Argentina clash
The Tottenham goalkeeper is aware the Argentina star has the ability to send Les Bleus out of the World Cup.
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'He's already the greatest' - Messi doesn't need World Cup to be best of all time, says Xavi
The ex-Barcelona midfielder believes Messi has already written a legacy as the best ever, regardless of events in Russia.
# Air Apparent
Conservatives buy Nikes too - LeBron, Jordan and reading between the lines of the GOAT debate
Are LeBron’s efforts to highlight social injustice the reason he’s not automatically regarded as the best player we’ve ever seen?
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Roger Federer suggests Serena Williams could be the greatest tennis player of all-time
“She became one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis player of all time.”