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Mudbaths, ripped jerseys and title deciders - It's the best Sports Pictures of the Week

It’s been a busy week both at home and abroad for sport. Here’s a look back in pictures.

Houston Rockets centre Dwight Howard watches on as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin goes in for a dunk.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Arturo Vidal and his Juventus team mates celebrate after dumping Real Madrid out of the Champions League.

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Even the Robin’s mascot joined in as Ben Gladwin celebrated scoring Swindon’s first goal as they drew 5-5 with Sheffield United to reach the League One play-off final on an aggregate score of 7-6.

Source: Andrew Matthews

Maunel Neuer appeals for offside after Neymar scores Barcelona’s first goal in the Uefa Champions League semi-final second leg at the Allianz Arena

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Tom Watson escapes from the bunker on the 18th hole during the Regions Tradition Champions golf tournament at Shoal Creek Country Club, Alabama.

Champions Tour Golf Source: Butch Dill

Roger Federer serves the ball in his match against Kevin Anderson at the Italian Open in Rome.


Italy Tennis Italian Open Source: AP/Press Association Images

Senan Kilbride of Roscommon and Kevin Moran of Waterford with their respective football and hurling Opel Player Of The Month awards for April.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Dejected Irish players after England knocked them out of the Uefa Under 17 European Championship.

Source: Kostadin Andonov/INPHO

Alan Quinlan with Matt D’Arcy(Clontarf) who won the Ulster Bank Top Try Scorer and overall Player Of The Year awards and Josh Glynn who was the Ulster Bank Top Points Scorer winner.

Matt DÕArcy (Clontarf), Ulster Bank Top Try Scorer and overall player of the year winner, Alan Quinlan and Josh Glynn (Old Belvedere), Ulster Bank Top Points Scorer winner Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

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Fiona Coughlan and Niamh Briggs at the announcement of Ireland hosting the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Offaly goalkeeper Alan Mulhall saves a penalty from Longford’s Michael Quinn

Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Victor Espinoza won the Preakness Stakes in a mudbath on American Pharoah

Source: Patrick Semansky

Neil Gallagher — that’s him in the ripped shirt — saw red in Donegal’s Ulster SFC win over Tyrone

Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Lionel Messi scored the goal that clinched Barcelona’s fifth La Liga title in seven years

Source: AP/Press Association Images

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