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Other - Today’s News

Gloves are off for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel and a bitter rivalry is badly needed in F1

The pair – involved in a proper battle for the championship – were involved in a high-profile incident in Baku today.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven sporting days looked through a lens.

Six months after life-threatening stabbing in her home, Petra Kvitova is back winning titles

The Czech star sustained serious injuries to her hand and, for a while, it looked like she may never play tennis again.

Federer issues message of intent to Wimbledon rivals with stunning Halle victory

For the ninth time in his illustrious career, Roger Federer is the champion of the Gerry Weber Open. The Swiss eased to victory in Halle.

Richie Power's quest to banish injury woes and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Munster rugby pay tribute to Peter O’Mahony.

James Gallagher matches Conor McGregor's feat in NYC with emphatic Bellator win The Fighting Irish This post contains videos

James Gallagher matches Conor McGregor's feat in NYC with emphatic Bellator win

The 20-year-old scored a first-round win to become the second Irish MMA fighter to triumph in Madison Square Garden.

Some of the best shots from yesterday's Red Bull Cliff Diving on stunning Inis Mór Scenes This post contains videos

Pacquiao predicts Mayweather victory as McGregor is not 'compatible' with boxing

Manny Pacquiao feels his ‘Fight of the Century’ opponent is sure to win his 50th fight.

'It's mentally draining': Life at the top and coming down from that Olympic high

Modern Pentathletes Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe compare their experiences following both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again' A True Underdog Story This post contains videos

'A lot of them were unemployed and they were trying to find their place again'

Filmmaker Laura McGann chats about her new film Revolutions, which takes an in-depth look at the Irish women’s roller derby team.

Luke Keeler edges Irish middleweight title while fighting with a broken hand

He was victorious over Darren Cruise at the National Stadium.

Other - Yesterday’s News

Paddy McDonagh stuns Steve Collins Jr to take Irish title

It was a ferocious scrap at the National Stadium tonight.

Thomas Barr finishes 5th in his final to help Ireland to 7th at European Team Championships

Barr clocked a time of 49.73 in the 400m hurdles final in Vaasa.

Aidan O'Brien lands Royal Ascot trainers' title for an eighth time with Idaho victory

“We’re delighted,” O’Brien said afterwards.

Lance Armstrong plans on launching new daily podcast for next month's Tour de France

Armstrong had avoided speaking about professional cycling since receiving his lifetime ban.

Joe Ward crowned European champion for a 3rd time with unanimous victory in Ukraine

Ward defeated Russia’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov to take home gold for Ireland.

Lewis Hamilton snatches Baku pole from Bottas

Mercedes occupy the front of the grid at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton on pole.

WTF?! Taekwondo governing body rebrands over 'negative connotations' of acronym

The body that oversees Taekwondo has changed its name to avoid having to use the WTF acronym.

Other - Friday 23 June, 2017

Louth's Ciaran Byrne marks injury comeback by signing new deal with Carlton Blues

Ciaran Byrne suffered a torn cruciate last year.

Toasting a future with no limits, Ireland celebrate reaching the promised land in style

‘Our goal is not just to have Ireland being a major force in cricket, but cricket being a major force in Ireland.’

Ward books his place in third European Championships final, Irvine and Walker win bronze

The Moate man will be looking to add to his gold medals from 2011 and 2015 in Kharkiv tomorrow.

British number three Dan Evans reveals he tested positive for cocaine

‘I made a mistake and I must face up to it,’ he said at a press conference earlier.

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Thomas Barr among Irish to book final spots at European Team Championships

The Olympic finalist and six others from Team Ireland will line out in finals tomorrow.

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Irish kickboxer 'delighted' to win prestigious World Cup event after 15 years of trying

Caradh O’Donovan came home with three medals in all from the event in Italy.

Pregnant 'Wonder Woman' Montano takes more baby steps

The 31-year-old shrugged off sweltering conditions to line up in the 800m heats as the US World Championship trials.

NBA Draft 2017 full results: 76ers select Fultz with number one pick as Lonzo heads for LA

Markelle Fultz was the top pick in the NBA Draft as Jimmy Butler joined the Minnesota Timberwolves.

As one remarkable journey for Irish cricket ends, this is the beginning of an even greater one

Ireland’s elevation to cricket’s top table is a tale of commitment, perseverance and a battle against the odds. Today will go down as a truly historic one in the context of Irish sport, writes Ryan Bailey.

Other - Thursday 22 June, 2017

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds

John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.

McIlroy and Harrington in the mix after impressive starts at Travelers Championship

Neither showed any signs of rustiness in the Connecticut sunshine today.

Rio ticketing scandal costs the Olympic Council of Ireland €1.5 million - and it could rise

The organisation published its financial results ahead of the AGM tonight.

Brailsford admits there are 'lessons to be learned' from report into British Cycling's culture of fear

The Team Sky chief didn’t mention what his lessons were, unfortunately.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr becomes the highest paid player in NFL history

After three years in the league, Carr just got paid.

Ireland become full Test-playing nation after landmark ICC vote in London

After a 10-year quest to join cricket’s elite club, Ireland have been promoted from Associate status after a unanimous vote.

Chill out, 2017 was always going to be a 'transitional year' says Rory McIlroy

Still searching for his first win of 2017, Rory McIlroy said he suspected it would be a difficult year.

Other - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Three's a charm: Ward, Irvine and Walker secure medals at European Championships

There was disappointment elsewhere, however, as Sean McComb was beaten.

Boris Becker declared bankrupt after failing to pay 'substantial' debt

The three-time Wimbledon champion appeared before a Bankruptcy Court in London.

Aidan O'Brien off the mark at Royal Ascot in week's most lucrative race

It’s a sixth Grade One success for Highland Reel.

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