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10 of our favourite sporting pictures of the week

Because a picture paints a thousand words.

A stray cat invades Leinster’s Champions Cup semi-final loss to Toulon

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Shay Given celebrates Aston Villa’s win over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley

Source: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix

Source: Hassan Ammar/AP/Press Association Images

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Galway United

Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Real Madrid’s Chicharito grabs his head after missing a chance to score

Source: Paul White/AP/Press Association Images

Bangladesh’’s Taskin Ahmed, left, and captain Mashrafe Mortaza celebrate

Source: A.M. Ahad/AP/Press Association Images

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Ospreys’ Tom Grabham scores his side’s second try against the Cardiff Blues

Source: Ian Cook/INPHO

Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, top, is upended by Oakland Athletics’ Max Muncy

Source: Ben Margot/AP/Press Association Images

San Diego Padres center fielder Alexi Amarista can’t quite reach a drive hit

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight title against Bryant Jennings

Source: Frank Franklin II/AP/Press Association Images

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