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Other - Sunday 13 May, 2018

LeBron humbled as Celtics secure lead against Cavaliers in NBA playoff series opener

The Boston Celtics secured a 1-0 series lead at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday.

'It felt special today' - Hamilton cautious despite crushing success at Spanish Grand Prix

Defending four-time champion Lewis Hamilton won in convincing fashion by 20 seconds.

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Through The Lense This post contains images

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

All the action from a different angle.

Classy Zverev punishes Thiem to secure Madrid title

Dominic Thiem was no match for Alexander Zverev, who earned a third career Masters 1000 title by winning the Madrid Open.

'I could win 101 gold medals, but I've only one mam and she is my priority'

Dubliner Conor Grassick only returned to action last weekend.

Ireland restore a measure of batting pride after first innings collapse

Pakistan remain the driving seat at the end of the third day’s play at Malahide.

Arsene Wenger bows out with first away win of 2018

Arsene Wenger’s 828th and final Premier League match in charge of Arsenal ended in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

John O'Shea's retirement, Kevin Cassidy's football boots and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

Who's Steph continues on upward curve as Hazapour springs surprise in Leopardstown

Hazapour beat off the big guns to spring a 16-1 upset, while Who’s Steph is now set for entry into the Irish 1,000 Guineas.

Amanda Nunes finishes Raquel Pennington in fifth round in Rio UFC

Amanda Nunes finishes Raquel Pennington in fifth round in Rio

The champ got the job done.

Another Ferguson, the turbulent life of Eamonn Magee and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and treat yourself to a taste of what the internet had to offer this week.

'We're a face of the team for many people so it's about much more than dancing on the sidelines'

Dr. Kimberly Vaughn was an NFL cheerleader for eight years with the Washington Redskins.

'I can remember the faces in the dugout when I told him to go f**k himself': the remarkable tale of Joe Cleary

Before PJ Conlon, the Cork native had his moment to shine in Major League Baseball but it didn’t go very well.

'A fantastic day': Ireland get a taste of the promised land in Malahide

Ireland seized their moment yesterday, but a spirited late-order revival from Pakistan leaves the visitors in the driving seat.

Lomachenko climbs off canvas to become three-weight world champ with stunning stoppage King This post contains videos

Lomachenko climbs off canvas to become three-weight world champ with stunning stoppage

Pugilistic wizard Lomachenko was dropped in the sixth round of a sizzling encounter at MSG.

Michael Conlan eases to victory ahead of bigger test in Belfast

Conlan will headline in Belfast on 30 June versus a former world title challenger.

Other - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Woods surges into Sawgrass contention with lowest round of season

A course record was on the cards, before an underwhelming back nine took the sting out of his charge.

Pakistan launch rearguard action to halt Ireland's early joy at Malahide

The visitors held the upper hand before rain and bad light ended the second day at Malahide prematurely.

Lift-off for Hamilton as he clocks record-breaking qualifying lap at Spanish GP

It’s a Mercedes 1-2 on the grid after Saturday’s qualifying session in Barcelona.

'This is my final goal: to be happy' - Nadal unfazed by losing number one status

Losing his position at the top of the rankings is not the end of the world.

Other - Friday 11 May, 2018

Cricket Ireland down €75,000 as fans issued with full refund for washout

It was far from a dream start as the weather rained on Ireland’s parade in Malahide.

Sam Bennett becomes first Irishman to win Giro d'Italia stage since 1987 Stage Seven This post contains videos

Sam Bennett becomes first Irishman to win Giro d'Italia stage since 1987

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider beat favourite Elia Viviani in a frantic sprint at Praia a Mare.

Nadal surrenders world number one to Federer as Thiem ends remarkable clay run

Roger Federer will move back to world number one after Dominic Thiem stunningly ended Rafael Nadal’s remarkable clay-court run.

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Rain puts Ireland's historic Test debut on hold as opening day washed out

Play was officially abandoned on the opening day of Ireland’s maiden Test just after 3pm.

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history Test Match Preview This post contains images

At the end of a long and winding journey, Ireland ready for its place in cricket history

Ireland will today become just the 11th nation to play Test cricket as Pakistan provide the opposition for a historic occasion in Malahide.

Star pitcher denies video game caused him to miss Yankees game

David Price was scratched from a scheduled start for the Red Sox this week.

Johnson headlines crowded leaderboard at Players Championship but Spieth struggles

A group of six were tied for the lead after the opening round of The Players Championship.

'It will be emotional for a lot of people. I'll keep my sunglasses on to hide a few tears'

Kevin and Niall O’Brien describe what it will mean to step onto the field as Test cricketers later today.

Other - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Nadal breaks McEnroe's 34-year record in Madrid but Del Potro, Sharapova and Halep beaten

The Spaniard’s victory means he establishes a new Open era best for consecutive sets won on a single surface.

Eddie Hearn lands historic $1billion broadcast rights deal in America

The landmark deal will see Katie Taylor’s fights broadcast live in the USA.

'People have been trying to say it will make me a better player, but it's hard to look past that'

The omission of Barry McCarthy for Friday’s first Test against Pakistan raised questions over Ireland’s selection policy.

'To achieve the top four is a massive achievement. The next thing is to win a trophy'

Mauricio Pochettino admitted that victory over Newcastle was difficult though.

Celtics to meet LeBron's Cavs after series-clinching win over 76ers

The Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

Other - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Sharapova blasts critic Mladenovic off court in Madrid

The French player had criticised the former world number one for her use of the banned substance meldonium.

British number one downs Novak Djokovic in shock victory at Madrid Open

23-year-old Kyle Edmund claimed the win after a thrilling contest this afternoon.

Irish world champion Ryan Burnett confirmed to enter World Boxing Super Series

Belfast’s Burnett is expected to be unveiled as a seeded quarter-finalist in the eight-man tournament tomorrow.

Tiger's back! Woods confirms 20th Open Championship appearance this summer

Having missed the last two Opens, the three-time champion will compete for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in July.

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Bad news for Andy Murray as Wimbledon return looking less and less likely

The former world number one has suffered an injury setback following hip surgery.