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Sunday 16 July, 2017

The stats regarding Roger Federer's history-making Wimbledon win are astounding

We’ve crunched the numbers and they are very, very impressive.

Another Maguire masterclass as the City striker waves goodbye to the League of Ireland

The Preston-bound attacker put on a show against Bray Wanderers.

The baffling case of Marco van Ginkel: the player Chelsea don't want but don't want to lose

The Dutch midfielder has signed another contract extension but will spend the 2017/2018 season on a fifth loan in four years.

0-12 for O'Callaghan and early goals key as Dublin clinch Leinster title against Kildare

Dean Rock and James McCarthy raised the early green flags for the Dubs.

Clinical Tyrone power past Down to retain Ulster crown

Ronan O’Neill scored two second-half goals to kill off Down in Clones.

Irrepressible Federer outclasses teary Cilic to make Wimbledon history

He becomes the oldest winner at SW19 in the modern era.

Hamilton storms to fourth successive British GP title to close on Vettel F1

Hamilton storms to fourth successive British GP title to close on Vettel

Hamilton finished 14.063sec clear of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas at Silverstone.

As it happened: Dublin v Kildare, Leinster SFC final

It was Leinster final day in Croke Park.

Dublin minors land first Leinster crown since 2014 with 13-point win over Louth

It was one-way traffic in Croke Park this afternoon.

Derry collect second Ulster minor title in three years with success over Cavan

The Oak Leaf county won out by seven points in Clones.

As it happened: Tyrone v Down, Ulster SFC final

We followed all the action live from Clones.

Carlow's championship has come to an end, but they have well and truly risen Carlow Rising This post contains videos

Carlow's championship has come to an end, but they have well and truly risen

Carlow’s longest championship run in 73 years ended yesterday evening, but there is a new grá for the senior team pulsing throughout the county.

Sevens heaven! Ireland seal qualification for next summer's World Cup in San Fran

A week after the women’s sevens team booked their place in the World Cup, the men have done the same in Exeter.

Ander Herrera denies Barca approach amid reports of huge new contract

The appointment of Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona raised speculation the midfielder may reunite with the former Athletic Bilbao coach.

Ben Smith to take sabbatical from All Blacks for rest of the year

A clause in his contract allows the fullback to step away from the international team like Richie McCaw and Dan Carter have done previously.

'It was one of those days where we thought, 'if we get out of this alive, we'll be very lucky'

Ryan McMenamin remembers Tyrone’s lucky escape in the 2003 drawn Ulster final.

Walking shirtless through New York City and World Para Athletic joy - it's tweets of the week

Also featuring Steven McDonnell and Brian O’Driscoll.

Evergreen Federer bids to make Wimbledon history at the age of 35

The Swiss great goes in search of an eighth Wimbledon title against Marin Cilic later.

'I wanted out of Ireland - it's been night and day compared to back home'

Former Derry City and St. Pat’s defender Shane McEleney is enjoying his new life in the Canadian capital.

'After hurling took to the ice and became ice hurling, it took a new life of its own. A new sport'

Did the Irish invent ice hockey? Ger Loughnane is on a journey to find out.

Mourinho: Cristiano Ronaldo's Man United return is 'mission impossible'

The United manager says the club have never considered a move for their former player.

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way' TJ Reid This post contains videos

'There were nights I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about the obstacles in our way'

Twelve months after first floating the idea of opening a new commercial gym in Kilkenny, TJ Reid shows The42 around his state-of-the-art facility.

Harry Redknapp wants to bring Robbie Keane and Ashley Cole to Birmingham

Stewart Downing is also on Redknapp’s wish list ahead of the new season.

Lukaku makes Man United debut as Rashford nets brace in win over LA Galaxy

Jose Mourinho’s side kicked off their pre-season tour of the United States last night.

The right-wing revolt against 'liberal' ESPN and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Boil the kettle. It’s time for your weekly dose of the good stuff.

Ciarán Kilkenny expects Minor rivalry with Kildare to resurface at Croker

Ciarán Kilkenny is expecting a serious test when he squares off with some old foes on Sunday.

Analysis: How Down can get at Tyrone, the Red Hand's speedy counter-attack and the kick-out battle

3 key tactical questions ahead of today’s Ulster final showdown between Tyrone and Down.

There's plenty of Irish interest as the UFC makes a return to Scotland today

UFC Fight Night 113 will be headlined by the meeting of Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio.

A debut season under Micko, Dubs memories and Kildare's task facing the best

The42′s columnist reflects on his battles with Dublin during his Kildare career.

Saturday 15 July, 2017

'We rattled them and there wasn't the gap that was on the scoreboard in the end. It was very close'

Carlow gave Monaghan a huge fright in the qualifiers tonight.

Romelu Lukaku signing was Jose Mourinho stopping Chelsea - Phil Neville

The chance to stop Chelsea from replacing Diego Costa may have played a part in Mourinho’s signing of Lukaku.

Sligo Rovers rescue draw against fellow strugglers Drogheda

Rhys McCabe’s first goal for the club handed them a 1-1 draw.

Waterford and Cobh Ramblers seal victories to maintain places at the top of the table

Both sides were in action in the SSE Airtricity League First Division tonight.

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'I want to play in the Champions League' - Alexis Sanchez drops Arsenal exit hint

The Chile international has a year left on his contract and is currently back in his homeland as he waits for a decision on his future.

Chelsea splash out €45m for 'outstanding' Monaco midfielder Bakayoko

The 22-year-old joined Monaco from Rennes for €9m in 2014.

Conor McCarthy introduction vital as off-colour Monaghan survive gutsy Carlow test

The Farney’s season flashed before their eyes tonight.

'Somebody would want to explain the advantage rule to him because he didn’t seem to know it'

Tipperary boss Liam Kearns questioned the performance of referee Paddy Neilan.

Jamie Clarke's dummy and finish is bound to be one of the goals of the championship Cool Head This post contains videos

Jamie Clarke's dummy and finish is bound to be one of the goals of the championship

Clarke’s Armagh came from behind to beat Tipperary in Semple Stadium this evening.

Clarke's late goal seals Armagh comeback qualifier win over Tipperary

A two-point win for Kieran McGeeney’s side in Thurles.

As it happened: Carlow v Monaghan, All-Ireland senior football qualifier

The game threw-in at 7pm in Netwatch Dr Cullen Park.