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From The42 'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players' Main Man

'Right now it's Bernardo and 10 more players'

Pep Guardiola is not short of talent in his Man City squad, but believes the midfielder has made himself nearly impossible to drop.

From The42 Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona Main Man

Lionel Messi comes off the bench to rescue below-par Barcelona

Ernesto Valverde’s decision to rest the Argentina international almost backfired.

From The42 Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year The Perfect 10

Johnny Sexton crowned World Rugby Player of the Year

What an achievement.

From The42 Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A Main Man This post contains videos

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Juventus perfect in Serie A

The Portuguese star erased the frustration of his Champions League red card midweek.

From The42 Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland Main Man

Sensational Sexton shows his class and composure for Ireland

The 32-year-old was instrumental in the series success in Australia.

From The42 Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory? Main Man

Can Ronaldo drag workmanlike Portugal to World Cup glory?

With four goals in two games, the 33-year-old has started the tournament in formidable form.

From The42 Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage' Main Man

Schmidt: 'We really wanted to get Joey out there at 10 at some stage'

The 22-year-old is set for the biggest start of his career as he guides Ireland against the Wallabies.

From The42 Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry Main Man

Patrick McBrearty inspires Donegal to win over Derry

Down, victors over Antrim last night, now lie in wait at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones in two weeks’ time.

From The42 LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display Main Man

LeBron not claiming 'mental edge' over Raptors despite stunning game two display

LeBron James is again closing in on eliminating the Toronto Raptors but would not comment on claims he has a mental edge over them.

From The42 'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there' Main Man

'The Argentines criticise Messi a lot... You should thank God that he’s there'

Diego Costa believes Tuesday’s international shows the Barcelona ace deserves to be cut more slack by critics back home.

From The42 Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch Main Man

Lukaku: I'm Mourinho's sergeant on the pitch

The striker believes his “soldier mentality” and selflessness have made him a very important part of the coach’s plans at Old Trafford.

From The42 'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!' Main Man

'I love to have the chance to run at the halfbacks, so it's great for me!'

Jack Conan has excelled in Leinster’s number eight shirt this season.

From The42 Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes Main Man

Tarnished Luka Modric key to Croatia World Cup hopes

The 32-year-old was involved in a scandal in June over allegedly false testimony he gave at a major corruption trial.

From The42 Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one' 31

Former United defender: 'Lukaku can beat Ronaldo’s scoring record in season one'

The striker has enjoyed a productive opening to his time at Old Trafford, and Mikael Silvestre has tipped him for bigger things.

From The42 Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup' Main Man

Argentina boss Sampaoli: 'Football owed Messi the World Cup'

Jorge Sampaoli was full of praise and indebted to hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after their win last night.

From The42 Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day Main Man

Mannion's moment - Dublin forward makes his mark on football's biggest day

The 24-year-old capped off a superb season yesterday.

From The42 Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again Interview

Lions 10 Johnny Sexton proving his doubters wrong once again

Warren Gatland turned to the Ireland out-half in the Lions’ time of need and he delivered.

From The42 'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!' Main Man

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

From The42 Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission Main Man

Hartley picked to captain England for tour of Argentina after Lions omission

Eddie Jones has named 15 uncapped players in his squad.

From The42 'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself' Main Man

'I feel pressure every game I play for Ireland because I put pressure on myself'

Johnny Sexton will be without his regular halfback partner against England tomorrow.

From The42 'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of' Main Man

'We see Zlatan week in, week out but it's not only him we have to be wary of'

Ireland full-back Stephen Ward has been speaking about Sweden’s biggest threat.

From The42 Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways Main Man

Brilliant Ozil gets Arsenal back to winning ways

The Gunners are now level on points with second-place Tottenham Hotspur.

From The42 IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor Main Man

IABA set to wait until after the Olympics to appoint Billy Walsh's successor

Zaur Antia expected to lead Irish boxing’s medal charge at Rio 2016.

From The42 Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam Main Man

Philly McMahon - Donaghy incident, Gooch marking and lifting Sam

The Ballymun Kickhams club man has been a central figure in the 2015 championship.

From The42 'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together' Main Man

'I think Sexton's salary is probably the same as all of ours put together'

Canada were impressed with the form of Ireland’s out-half yesterday.

From The42 How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star Main Man

How Kieran McGeeney helped transform Tipperary's hurling scoring star

Seamus Callanan credits the Armagh manager for helping his transformation.

From The42 'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart Main Man

'He eats, sleeps, drinks camogie' - the Galway boss winning All-Ireland titles decades apart

Tony Ward is continuing to steer Galway in the right direction.

From The42 'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play' Main Man

'He reminds me of Jan Molby in his pomp in his Liverpool days, he can just control the play'

Brendan Devenney is full of praise for Donegal’s talismanic captain Michael Murphy.

From The42 'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?' Main Man

'Why wouldn't Benitez build Madrid around Bale?'

The Wales coach says the incoming Madrid boss must have been happy with the winger’s display against Belgium.

From The42 Shane Dooley helps himself to 1-14 as Offaly claim opening Division 1B win over Laois Main Man

Shane Dooley helps himself to 1-14 as Offaly claim opening Division 1B win over Laois

The Faithful had four points to spare in Portlaoise tonight.

From The42 'Just give me the ball,' Eriksen tells Spurs Main Man

'Just give me the ball,' Eriksen tells Spurs

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November.

From The42 Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match' Main Man

Lionel Messi ready for 'most important match'

“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.

From The42 TJ Ryan on mental preparation, Páirc Uí Chaoimh memories and sleepless nights Main Man

TJ Ryan on mental preparation, Páirc Uí Chaoimh memories and sleepless nights

The Limerick boss chats to us ahead of Sunday’s Munster hurling final.

From The42 Louis van Gaal confirmed as new Man United manager Main Man

Louis van Gaal confirmed as new Man United manager

The veteran coach will join the Old Trafford outfit once Holland’s World Cup campaign culminates.

From The42 Kevin Durant thanks God, his mam, his team-mates and his city in tearful MVP speech Main Man

Kevin Durant thanks God, his mam, his team-mates and his city in tearful MVP speech

“You’re the real MVP,” Durant tells mam as he is named the resounding winner of the NBA’s regular season award.

From The42 Jordi Murphy: 'Every player loves to get their hands on the ball' Main Man

Jordi Murphy: 'Every player loves to get their hands on the ball'

The Leinster No. 8 stood out with his powerful ball carrying in tonight’s win over Ulster.

From The42 If Sexton wasn't fit, Jackson would have started - Joe Schmidt Close Call

If Sexton wasn't fit, Jackson would have started - Joe Schmidt

The Ireland coach admits that the Ulster out-half is unlucky to miss out, with versatility needed on the bench.

From The42 Pienaar gets Springbok start but Kirchner surplus to requirements Bok To Business

Pienaar gets Springbok start but Kirchner surplus to requirements

Willie Le Roux has been selected ahead of the new Leinster signing.

From The42 Yaya Toure signs new Manchester City deal Main Man

Yaya Toure signs new Manchester City deal

“This is where I want to be,” Toure said after much brinkmanship with the club’s hierarchy.

From The42 Snapshot: Roddy Collins arrives in Athlone, looks askance at camera Main Man

Snapshot: Roddy Collins arrives in Athlone, looks askance at camera

What are you looking at, Irish football fans?