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From The42 Leaders Leipzig frustrate Bundesliga champions Bayern as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen Contenders

Leaders Leipzig frustrate Bundesliga champions Bayern as Dortmund outclass Leverkusen

Emil Forsberg scored from the spot as RB Leipzig came from behind to draw 1-1 with Bayern Munich and reclaim top spot.

From The42 Who's in the frame to replace Donoghue as the next Galway hurling boss? Contenders

Who's in the frame to replace Donoghue as the next Galway hurling boss?

Several high-profile names have been linked with the role.

From The42 Who are the front runners to replace Cian O'Neill as Kildare boss? Contenders

Who are the front runners to replace Cian O'Neill as Kildare boss?

Davy Burke, Malachy O’Rourke, Jack O’Connor and Glenn Ryan are among the names being linked with the job.

From The42 Which of these 16 teams will triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations? Contenders

Which of these 16 teams will triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations?

The knockout stages of the competition begin on Friday.

From The42 'It'd be a travesty if they don't win more' - Clare are potential All-Ireland champions, says Cusack Contenders This post contains videos

'It'd be a travesty if they don't win more' - Clare are potential All-Ireland champions, says Cusack

Donal Óg Cusack was speaking on The Sunday Game last night.

From The42 'If we want to be real contenders, we need to operate in a different way' Claim

'If we want to be real contenders, we need to operate in a different way'

Mauricio Pochettino has warned that Spurs’ progress is unlikely to continue at the same pace unless they start to compete with the spending power of rivals.

From The42 Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold Contenders

Ireland are 'up there with as good as I've ever seen,' says USA's Gold

The Eagles boss feels Joe Schmidt’s side are one of the ‘sure favourites’ for next year’s World Cup.

From The42 Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown Sarries State

Toulouse may be back, but Saracens remain the clear and present danger to Leinster's crown

The English champions have ominously marched their way through wins in all eight games this season.

From The42 Who's in the frame to become the next Mayo senior football boss? Contenders This post contains a poll

Who's in the frame to become the next Mayo senior football boss?

Stephen Rochford stepped down yesterday.

From The42 What was your favourite moment from an extraordinary summer of hurling? Contenders This post contains videos

What was your favourite moment from an extraordinary summer of hurling?

From Nickie Quaid’s stunning save against Cork to Peter Duggan’s wonder point against Galway, this championship had it all.

From The42 Who's in the frame to become the next Kerry senior football boss? Contenders This post contains a poll

Who's in the frame to become the next Kerry senior football boss?

Eamonn Fitzmaurice stepped down on Saturday evening.

From The42 Kerry on the slide, Dublin still the kingpins: Super 8s power rankings after round 2 Opinion

Kerry on the slide, Dublin still the kingpins: Super 8s power rankings after round 2

The Kingdom have dropped two places, while Donegal and Monaghan are on the rise.

From The42 Super 8s power rankings after opening weekend of GAA's new football format Opinion

Super 8s power rankings after opening weekend of GAA's new football format

Galway and Tyrone have both jumped up the pecking order.

From The42 2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland Contenders

2019 World Cup a thrilling prospect for Schmidt's superb Ireland

Ireland had a stunning season in which they beat everyone in the World Rugby Top 10 aside from the All Blacks.

From The42 Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job Connacht

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

From The42 'I believe I deserve' Player of the Year - De Bruyne Contenders

'I believe I deserve' Player of the Year - De Bruyne

The Manchester City playmaker said he is worthy of winning the award and insists he cannot be compared to Mohamed Salah.

From The42 The growing confidence around Ireland's Six Nations chances is justified Contenders

The growing confidence around Ireland's Six Nations chances is justified

With key players in form and after an impressive November series, Ireland are in fine shape.

From The42 Connacht to host Gloucester in Challenge Cup quarter, but face potential away semi-final Contenders

Connacht to host Gloucester in Challenge Cup quarter, but face potential away semi-final

Kieran Keane’s side advanced through to the knockout stages as third seeds.

From The42 Ranking the 16 teams left in the Champions League's chances of triumphing Contenders

Ranking the 16 teams left in the Champions League's chances of triumphing

From Basel to PSG, we assess the likelihood of each side prevailing.

From The42 Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points Contenders

Title race far from over and more Premier League talking points

Plus, another clean sheet for Brighton and Ireland defender Shane Duffy.

From The42 Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize? Contenders

Which of these 7 sports books deserves to win the prestigious William Hill prize?

Jonathan Eig’s book on Muhammad Ali is among this year’s stellar connection.

From The42 The 22 contenders for eir Sport Sports Book of the Year - including The42's debut In The Frame

The 22 contenders for eir Sport Sports Book of the Year - including The42's debut

It is the third year of the prize, which was won by ‘What Do You Think of That’ by Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy in 2016.

From The42 6 possible contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton In The Frame

6 possible contenders to replace Ronald Koeman at Everton

Could David Moyes be set for a shock return to Goodison Park?

From The42 Back to the future: Is this the most wide-open hurling championship since 2013? Contenders

Back to the future: Is this the most wide-open hurling championship since 2013?

“It’s going to be a serious championship,” says former Galway skipper David Collins.

From The42 Joy for ex-Ireland U21 international as Huddersfield boost Premier League bid Contenders

Joy for ex-Ireland U21 international as Huddersfield boost Premier League bid

Sean Scannell started, while the Terriers secured a Championship play-off spot at Molineux.

From The42 Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup Contenders

Henshaw believes Leinster can 'go all the way' in the Champions Cup

The Ireland international was superb for Leo Cullen’s side in the draw against Castres.

From The42 Hughes warns Liverpool over title drought Contenders

Hughes warns Liverpool over title drought

Liverpool will only find it harder to end their title drought the longer it goes on, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes warned.

From The42 Cleveland make the World Series while the Cubs keep their dream alive Contenders

Cleveland make the World Series while the Cubs keep their dream alive

It’s the Indians’ first World Series appearance since 1997.

From The42 Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year? Contenders This post contains a poll

Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year?

Brian Fenton is the front runner, but does anybody else deserve it more?

From The42 Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year? Contenders This post contains a poll

Poll: Who deserves to be crowned the 2016 GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year?

Seamus Callanan, Austin Gleeson and Paudie Maher lead the race for top honours.

From The42 Power ranking the 8 teams left at Euro 2016 Contenders

Power ranking the 8 teams left at Euro 2016

Belgium and other countries still in contention for the big prize in France.

From The42 7 contenders being touted to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager Possibilities

7 contenders being touted to replace Roy Hodgson as England manager

Arsene Wengers and others being mentioned as coaches who could be appointed.

From The42 Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby Leaders

Analysis: Connacht continue to be the brightest light in Irish rugby

Last weekend’s win over Leinster was the latest demonstration of the quality of Pat Lam’s men.

From The42 Tottenham gave their top four hopes a big boost with a late win today Contenders

Tottenham gave their top four hopes a big boost with a late win today

Meanwhile, Wes Hoolahan claimed his sixth assist of the season as Norwich prevailed.

From The42 Hat-trick for Chris Ashton as Saracens continue to set pace in Ulster's group Contenders

Hat-trick for Chris Ashton as Saracens continue to set pace in Ulster's group

Mark McCall’s side secured another bonus point against Oyonnax.

From The42 Power rankings -- the 8 teams most likely to win this year's Champions League Contenders

Power rankings -- the 8 teams most likely to win this year's Champions League

Barca, Real Madrid and Man City are among the teams to feature.

From The42 Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks Contenders

Cheika's Wallabies lay down World Cup marker with win over All Blacks

A brilliant second-half display saw the Australians emerge as fully deserving Rugby Championship victors.

From The42 'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere' Contenders

'The big thing is that we don't overestimate the talent in the Southern Hemisphere'

Ireland hooker Rory Best says Michael Cheika’s Australia have been impressive in recent weeks.

From The42 8 contenders who could take over from Martin O'Neill as Ireland manager Filling The Hotseat

8 contenders who could take over from Martin O'Neill as Ireland manager

The Derryman is reportedly wanted to replace Nigel Pearson at his old Premier League club Leicester City.

From The42 The 4 most likely teams to challenge Dublin in Leinster this summer Contenders

The 4 most likely teams to challenge Dublin in Leinster this summer

Dublin have won nine of the last 10 Leinster titles… Can anyone stop them this year?

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