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From The42 Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.

From The42 Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Unmoving Messi, folding arms and star-attachment; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on a Brazilian family’s misfortune and Messi’s statistical brilliance.

From The42 Place-kicking, Disneyland and statistics; the week’s best sportswriting Sunday Papers

Place-kicking, Disneyland and statistics; the week’s best sportswriting

The World Cup features strongly, while there is also an excellent article on Andy Lee.

From The42 Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting Best Reads

Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on Leinster’s season and the world of Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’.

From The42 A portrait of Suarez, Roche's nemesis and the Williams sisters; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

A portrait of Suarez, Roche's nemesis and the Williams sisters; the week’s best sportswriting

This week’s selection also features a piece on the high performance culture in Team Sky.

From The42 Cheating, Munster's coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Cheating, Munster's coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also picked out articles on Marco Materazzi, Louis van Gaal and a fictional 1994 World Cup.

From The42 Saipan revisited, Mayweather in jail and Cliftonville's fight for gay rights; the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Saipan revisited, Mayweather in jail and Cliftonville's fight for gay rights; the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring Bill Simmons’ take on the Donald Sterling controversy and Alex Gibney’s analysis the Loughinisland tragedy.

From The42 The ego of Zlatan, dogs at Old Trafford and losing streaks; the best sportswriting of the week Good Reads

The ego of Zlatan, dogs at Old Trafford and losing streaks; the best sportswriting of the week

There are also excellent articles on gambling addiction and a PGA Tour caddie’s child, who was born with Down syndrome.

From The42 A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

A deadly own goal, doping at the World Cup and choke tackles; the week's best sportswriting

There are also pieces on Six Nations ball carrying stats, El Clásico and the kind-hearted Hartlepool manager.

From The42 Arsène Wenger, a godfather of sports analytics and BOD; this week's best sportswriting Good Reads

Arsène Wenger, a godfather of sports analytics and BOD; this week's best sportswriting

There’s also room for the story of Scotland’s greatest win and a study of box kicking in rugby.

From The42 James Joyce's love of rugby and the tale of the team who only lost once in the NFL; this week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

James Joyce's love of rugby and the tale of the team who only lost once in the NFL; this week’s best sportswriting

Plus, a detailed analysis of the recent Ireland-Wales game and an interview with Willie Mullins ahead of Cheltenham.

From The42 Science at the Winter Olympics and homosexuality in sport: Some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Science at the Winter Olympics and homosexuality in sport: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring articles on Nemanja Vidic’s impending Man United exit and Shane McNaughton’s life as a young GAA star.

From The42 A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

A young BOD and nightmare hotels in Sochi: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Pour yourself a coffee and enjoy the best sports-related articles of the past seven days.

From The42 27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on Good Reads

27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on

Featuring Jonny Sexton, George Best, Owen Mulligan and much more…

From The42 Usain Bolt, Cavan GAA and Wayne Rooney: some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

Usain Bolt, Cavan GAA and Wayne Rooney: some of the week’s best sportswriting

Also featuring a lengthy dissection of Landon Donovan’s enigmatic persona.

From The42 8 of our favourite articles written about Alex Ferguson this week Good Reads

8 of our favourite articles written about Alex Ferguson this week

Roy Keane and the book that never was are among the issues discussed in some of the best Fergie-related sportswriting of recent days.

From The42 The Sunday Papers: Some of the week’s best sportswriting Good Reads

The Sunday Papers: Some of the week’s best sportswriting

Featuring pieces on English football’s recent problems and a look at the disconcerting amount of concussions suffered by NFL players.