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Happy Sunday! Here's 13 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

It was a cold one.

Rory tees off in Abu Dhabi

Mideast Emirates Abu Dhabi Golf Championship Source: AP/Press Association Images

Stephanie Roche (and some other stars of world football)

Stephanie Roche with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Source: Valeriano Di Domenico/INPHO

Yazeed Alrajhi and co-pilot Timo Gottschalk kick up some dust during the Dakar Rally between the cities of Iquique and Calama, Chile.

Chile Dakar Rally Source: (AP Photo/Felipe Dana

So much for the shiny boots: A Limerick player runs out to face Waterford in the Waterford Crystal Cup

The Limerick team make their way out for the start of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Wolves’ Nouah Dicko was among those who had to play through the midweek blizzard

Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Replay - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Fulham - Molineux Source: EMPICS Sport

Skerries Community College and Castleknock College contest a line out in the Vinnie Murray Cup

General view of a line out ball Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

This Ohio State fan is a champ

Playoff Championship Ohio St Oregon Football Source: LM Otero

Nathan White’s first game back from injury was a gory one

Nathan White with a blood injury Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Leinster’s Peadar Timmins dejected after defeat to White and the Connacht Eagles

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Peadar Timmins dejected after the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Stuart Pearce in full on Euro ’96 mode after Forest beat Derby

Soccer - Sky Bet Championship - Derby County v Nottingham Forest - iPro Stadium Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The most valuable hand in US sports

AFC Championship Football Patriots Source: Charles Krupa

Adam Courtney gets one right in the kisser from Evan Metcalfe 

Adam Courtney (Red) with Evan Metcalfe (Blue) Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Roberto Soldado was a broken man after missing from six-yards against Burnley

Soccer - FA Cup - Third Round - Replay - Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley - White Hart Lane Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

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