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#Best Sportswriting

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Overcoming addiction to reach the top again, Ireland's rebel without a pause and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means….. stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Oranje decline, Chalkie courage, ESPN's lack thereof and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Oranje decline, Chalkie courage, ESPN's lack thereof and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Five of our favourite pieces of sportswriting from the week that was.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Remembering Jimmy Magee, online trolls and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, we have Ronan O’Gara writing a tribute piece in memory of Ex-Munster and Leinster Rugby media official Pat Geraghty.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The tragic legacy of Darren Sutherland, doping for a documentary and the week's best sportswriting

Plus we have Jemele Hill on the controversy surrounding ESPN after comments she made about President Trump.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Isaiah Thomas's emotional goodbye, Sharapova's strange welcome and more in this week's sportswriting

Plus we have excellent profiles on Colin Kaepernick and Gennady Golovkin.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Frampton before the spotlight, Jim Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell and the week's best sportswriting

Plus there’s Conor McGregor – the man for all seasons – as well as a wonderful insight into Tony Keady.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 20 August, 2017

How to write an article like an ex-Kerry player and more in this week's sportswriting

Plus, the rise and fall of jockey Mary Bacon.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 30 July, 2017

The bright future of Irish athletics, living in Tom Brady's shoes and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, two American swimming siblings and their respective coming out stories.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 2 July, 2017

The wonderful life of an umpire, a triumph over adversity and the week's best sportswriting

There’s also a candid interview with a former Tottenham and Liverpool defender.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Alcohol addiction in golf, the complexity of being number two and the week's best sportswriting

A fascinating profile of new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is also featured.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Dean Rock on 'you know who', the rise of Colombian cyclists and the week's best sportswriting

Plus a 41-year-old inter-county footballer’s heartbreaking but inspiring story.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 7 May, 2017

The careless reporting on Aaron Hernandez, the Steph-KD dynamic and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dele Alli, Twitter loneliness and the cautionary tale of Renato Sanches.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Coleman's rise to the top, Jim McClean's forgotten glory years at Dundee and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the last days of Aaron Hernandez’s life before his death this week.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Why Jordi Cruyff sacked himself, Ranieri exit laced with deceit and the week's best sportswriting

Leicester City and American sports feature prominently in this selection of articles from the last seven days.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 26 February, 2017

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From meth addict to Olympic silver, Leaving Cert maths and rugby collide and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the end of the ‘stick to sports’ era for sportswriters.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Xabi Alonso's GAA past, Brady's friendship with Trump and all the week's best sportswriting

Sit back and enjoy the best sports journalism of the week.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'The beginnings of the sexual revolution in Derry’ and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus Sue Ronan banned from street football and ‘Dear Football Gods, we need to talk’.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Conor Murray on Anthony Foley's death and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Paul Kimmage takes a unique look at some of the most celebrated figures in the world of Irish MMA.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Munster memories, the physicality of modern rugby, the national anthem and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Harry Arter opens up about how his daughter’s memory has motivated him to help others.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Reasons to hate Tom Brady, Kosovo's troubles and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, a reflection of this summer’s GAA championship.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 4 September, 2016

What's it like to get an Olympic gold medal in Burger King and the week's best sportswriting

We also examine the fight for LGBTQ rights in professional wrestling.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 28 August, 2016

The dysfunction of the Olympics, clotted-up blood and the week's best sportswriting

Also, pondering what happens when Roger Federer’s ageless body finally gives up and the increased violence in wrestling.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Olympic medal predictions, the return of Caster Semenya and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how Kurt Angle won an Olympic gold medal ‘with a broken freakin’ neck’.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 24 July, 2016

The world champion Irish wrestler, Michelle Smith revisited and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, why the 1916 Philadelphia A’s might have been the worst team ever.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 10 July, 2016

The harrowing ordeal of Antoine Griezmann's sister and the week's best sportswriting

Also, in praise of David Trezeguet choosing love over money and the hope that Kieren Fallon’s life will be kinder to him now.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 3 July, 2016

The football-loving terrorist, Caitlyn Jenner's complex Olympic memories and the week's best sportswriting

Also, Steven Gerrard on England and detailed look at the harrowing process of sex-testing female athletes.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Watching Rocky II with Muhammad Ali and more of the week's best sportswriting

Also, a tribute to the late Kimbo Slice and partying with Ronaldo in Bolivia at Copa America ’97.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 17 April, 2016

'Michael Owen's Soccer Skills' and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, the background behind Masters winner Danny Willett’s stunning triumph is examined.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Ranieri on Leicester's secrets, the complexity of transgender athletes and, the week's best sportswriting

Also, how Jason Day’s complicated and complex family background pushed him to become the best golfer in the world while just how new is the new Fifa?

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Respect Ronaldo, the Spillanes and the rest of the week’s best sportswriting

Outside? Are you mad? Stay in with the best sportswriting the internet had to offer this week.

# best-sportswriting - Monday 28 December, 2015

Why Conor McGregor is UFC's most important fighter - 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 1)

Also, ‘The Education of Alex Rodriguez,’ Kerry GAA’s lost years and parallells between Roy Keane and Bobby Moore.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 20 December, 2015

Why Chelsea players have a right to feel betrayed by Mourinho and all the week's best sportswriting

Also, the unlikely link between Andy Lee and Anton Chekhov.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Paul McGrath profiled, Ronda Rousey speaks out and all this week's best sportswriting

Also, the reaction among former NFL players to Will Smith’s latest concussion movie is analysed.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Tyson Fury's 'disturbed' mental state & David Simon on baseball; the week’s best sportswriting

Also, why Fifa needs more women and the man whose football dreams were ended by concussion.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 15 November, 2015

10 years since Keane's United exit & Phelps' rehabilitation; the week's best sportswriting

Also, German football’s ticket pricing problem and Cuba’s route to football glory.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Chelsea's 'ruthless chancer', the Brazilian NFL kicker & the week's best sportswriting

Also, Marina Hyde aims both barrels at the latest Fifa farce while Buster Douglas is remembered too.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 11 October, 2015

No sympathy for Scotland, the white man in that photo and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring a reflection on Brendan Rodgers’ time at Anfield.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Defending Arsene Wenger, the Thrilla in Manila and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring ‘Driving to Work With Keith Hernandez, the Real Mr. Met’.

# best-sportswriting - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Brendan Rodgers is Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting and all the week’s best sportswriting

Plus, an insightful look at Romanian rugby and why bridge is not a sport.

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