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# best in the west

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# best in the west
Suns break Clippers' hearts in Game 2 with last-second alley-oop
Phoenix open up 2-0 lead in Western Conference finals.
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Connacht's 2016 day in the sun 'a celebration' that began long before kick-off
The western province were magnificent in Murrayfield.
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Four-goal Galway beat Roscommon to claim second straight Connacht U20 title
Tomo Culhane, Jonathan McGrath, Ryan and Cian Monahan netted one apiece as the Tribe comfortably saw off Roscommon.
# pantheon
Carty happy to 'fit back in' with Connacht while he moves behind Elwood on all-time chart
The recently-capped international returned to Connacht colours in style.
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'I'm not a believer in sad stories' - Reidy's Galway kingpins braced for fiery Carnacon rematch
Kilkerrin-Clonberne look to exact sweet, sweet revenge on the holders in this weekend’s Connacht decider.
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Awesome Aki and Carty class ensures Connacht dominate Scarlets
Tries from Tom Farrell, Cian Kelleher and Niyi Adeolokun gave Connacht their second win of the season.
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Seven-try Connacht rout Leinster on fitting farewell bash for John Muldoon
The retiring captain even kicked a conversion in a record Connacht win over their rivals to the east.
# John Muldoon
'I’m proudest of being a one-club man, staying here when there were a lot of dark clouds'
The Connacht captain will play his last game for his province this weekend before taking up a coaching role in Bristol.
# NBA
Knee injury will keep Steph Curry out of early playoff games
The brilliant guard sprained his MCL after returning from an ankle knock.
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O'Halloran targeting more Test caps as a Connacht man after November omission instilled doubt
The brilliant fullback was linked with moves outside his home province that, in theory, might have improved his chance of challenging for Ireland honours.
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'He's in great nick': KK backs Aki to shine at 12 for Ireland
The Kiwi also had words of consolation for Tiernan O’Halloran after his omission.
# Bad start
'We didn't fire a shot': Another Connacht loss leaves Keane short of words
But deep in thought.
# feel the blues
Blunt first half paves way for late suffering as Cardiff win in Galway
Darragh Leader’s try and brilliant conversion in the second half looked set to give Connacht a hard-fought win until Willis Halaholo popped up.
# versatility
Connacht quartet come through return unscathed, but Ronaldson may sit out next week
Tiernan O’Halloran returned from Ireland camp just in time to replace the centre.
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Castlebar Mitchels ease to victory to set up dream Connacht SFC semi-final
The Mayo champions were too good for Tourlestrane of Sligo at Markievicz Park this afternoon.
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Sligo snatch sensational stoppage-time winner against Galway in the Connacht derby
Dave Robertson’s side edge past the Tribesman at the Showgrounds.
# go west young man
4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy
Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.
# Schools Rugby
Codyre kicks The Jes to Connacht Senior Cup success
Two tries from Michael O’Neill were not enough to tip the balance Garbally’s way.
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Galway boss Dunne hails influence of 'inspirational guy' Pat Lam ahead of fresh start to season
The Connacht head coach has lended his voice to helped Galway United prepare for the new campaign.
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Ireland release Henshaw, Bealham and Dillane for Connacht's vital clash with Scarlets
Liam Williams is back for the league-leading Scarlets’ trip to Galway.
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Henshaw at fullback as AJ MacGinty prepares to make Connacht debut from the bench
All aboard. This is Connacht’s last stop before the 12,000 KM round trip to Krasnoyarsk.
# 'pon da replay
Here's how Dublin turned the tide in 15 mad minutes against Mayo
An absolutely brilliant goal from the Mayo forward.
# Attention to Detail
Connacht install new attack coach, but have 4 injury worries before start of new season
Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.
# ultimate connacht man
'As long as the hunger is there, I'll keep playing on' -- John Muldoon
The Connacht captain’s current contract ends at the end of the season, but he intends on signing a new one.
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Mayo hammer Sligo by 26 points to complete Connacht five-in-a-row
Aidan O’Shea was untouchable, claiming a hat-trick in the provincial decider rout.
# Provincial
Connacht's half-century and the rest of the Pro12 action you missed because the Six Nations was on
There’s only so much rugby you can fit into a weekend. So here’s some bonus Monday footage.
# Groundhog Day
Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel
The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.
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Henshaw and Marmion combined for this glorious Connacht try against Munster
After going 13 – 0 down early on, this try ignited the Sportsground.
# Inter-pro
Why you should spend your St Stephen's Day watching inter-provincial rugby
Get yourself out of the house and into some of sport’s great rivalries.
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Here's your 'Bundee Aki is a Beast' Pic of the Day
Connacht had Leinster on the back foot in the first half in the RDS.
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Danie Poolman on the double as five-try Connacht maul Bayonne
Pat Lam’s men stretched their unbeaten run in Galway to seven games.
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'Ultimate Connacht Man' John Muldoon named captain for new season
It was the job of at least three men last season, but John Muldoon will do it all by himself this time around.
# gaavin
5 reasons Gavin Duffy will be a valuable addition to the Mayo senior footballers
The ex-Connacht captain may be the wrong side of 30, but he’s still got what it takes to excel.
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One of their own: Connacht appoint ex-fullback Willie Ruane as new CEO
Ruane, who represented his province and Galwegians in the 1990s, will take over in the summer after 15 years in the banking sector.
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Here's your 'perk of being a rising international star' pic of the day
Two Irish backs have got some new wheels, and they’re not afraid to show it.
# experience
VIDEO: 'Our lads have their heads screwed on' - Dillon
The Mayo forward had barely left the field at Croke Park before honing in on his next visit.
AS IT HAPPENED
Dublin v Mayo, All Ireland semi-final
We went minute-by-minute Mayo as set out to upset the odds.