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#Champion

# champion - Saturday 4 June, 2022

Swiatek brushes aside Gauff to win second French Open title
# Champion
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# Champion

Swiatek brushes aside Gauff to win second French Open title

Jun 4th 2022, 3:35 PM 3,020 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old Pole stormed to a 6-1, 6-3 win in only 68 minutes.

# champion - Monday 17 January, 2022

Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests
# Barbaric
From The42
# Barbaric

Iran sentences 'boxing champion' to death over protests

Jan 17th 2022, 5:56 PM 9,192 Views 5 Comments

The news comes just over a year after the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari.

# champion - Monday 3 January, 2022

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright triumphs in thrilling World Darts Championship final
# Champion
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# Champion

Peter 'Snakebite' Wright triumphs in thrilling World Darts Championship final

Jan 3rd 2022, 10:40 PM 40,182 Views 54 Comments

It is the second time the 51-year-old Scottish player has won the illustrious prize, having previously been crowned champion in 2020.

# champion - Monday 13 December, 2021

Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy
# Formula 1
From The42
# Formula 1

Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy

Dec 13th 2021, 5:44 PM 8,530 Views 5 Comments

The Dutch driver is celebrating his first world title.

# champion - Monday 20 September, 2021

Meyler: 'Being a good person is as important as being a good footballer'
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Meyler: 'Being a good person is as important as being a good footballer'

Sep 20th 2021, 8:14 PM 22,903 Views 2 Comments

Tyrone’s All-Ireland winning hero is determined not to let the success change him.

# champion - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

19-year-old US Open champion gets dream Rory McIlroy meeting
# Idol
From The42
# Idol

19-year-old US Open champion gets dream Rory McIlroy meeting

Jun 16th 2021, 1:56 PM 5,052 Views 1 Comment

Yuka Saso modeled her swing after that of four-time major winner.

# champion - Saturday 17 April, 2021

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport
# Class Act
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# Class Act

A long way from Tipperary, O'Dwyer shines on the biggest stage in third top-level sport

Apr 17th 2021, 2:51 PM 9,687 Views 1 Comment

The multi-talented 22-year-old starred as Brisbane Lions were crowned AFLW Premiers for the first time.

# champion - Sunday 14 March, 2021

McCaskill defeats Braekhus on points to remain undisputed welterweight champion
# On Top
From The42
# On Top

McCaskill defeats Braekhus on points to remain undisputed welterweight champion

Mar 14th 2021, 11:41 AM 2,950 Views 0 Comments

Jessica McCaskill retained her WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO welterweight titles.

# champion - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire
# Champion
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# Champion

Shields makes boxing history in title fight against Dicaire

Mar 6th 2021, 10:19 AM 5,651 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old retained her WBC and WBO light-middleweight titles.

# champion - Thursday 14 January, 2021

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55
# RIP
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# RIP

3-time Olympic rowing champion Kathleen Heddle dies at 55

Jan 14th 2021, 8:35 PM 11,117 Views 0 Comments

She was the quiet half of a powerful partnership with the outgoing Marnie McBean.

# champion - Saturday 26 December, 2020

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'
# Worry
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# Worry

'All I had to do was imagine my father’s face when confronted by his daughter’s puffed up, battered eye socket'

Dec 26th 2020, 7:00 PM 7,413 Views 0 Comments

Ruqsana Begum recalls her early days competing.

# champion - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Champion Chase upset as Politologue turns in flawless performance
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Champion Chase upset as Politologue turns in flawless performance

Mar 11th 2020, 4:13 PM 3,266 Views 2 Comments

2-5 favourite Defi Du Seuil trailed home a distant fourth.

# champion - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Happy Springbok hooker retires again
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Happy Springbok hooker retires again

Nov 13th 2019, 11:59 PM 12,652 Views 9 Comments

Schalk Brits insisted there would not be another comeback.

# champion - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Overwhelmed' Lewis Hamilton wins sixth world title, closes in on Schumacher record
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'Overwhelmed' Lewis Hamilton wins sixth world title, closes in on Schumacher record

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:48 PM 4,333 Views 7 Comments

The 34-year-old Briton fought with ferocious determination to win from fifth on the grid.

# champion - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Home favourite Meadow holds on to win World Invitational in Ballymena
# Winner Winner
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# Winner Winner

Home favourite Meadow holds on to win World Invitational in Ballymena

Aug 18th 2019, 5:03 PM 3,996 Views 1 Comment

The victory comes as the 27-year-old’s third as a pro.

# champion - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Max Holloway beats Edgar via unanimous decision to defend UFC featherweight title

Jul 28th 2019, 10:06 AM 7,044 Views 1 Comment

The 27-year-old bounced back from his lightweight defeat to Dustin Poirier in April.

# champion - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams in straight sets to win Wimbledon

Jul 13th 2019, 3:12 PM 42,272 Views 69 Comments

The 2018 French Open winner was crowned Women’s Singles champion on Saturday with a superb display.

Amir Khan needs less than four rounds to beat Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Amir Khan needs less than four rounds to beat Billy Dib in Saudi Arabia

Jul 13th 2019, 9:15 AM 9,234 Views 6 Comments

A hopelessly one-sided fight was predicted and it duly delivered as Khan made light work of Billy Dib.

# champion - Monday 17 June, 2019

Woodland holds off Koepka to win first Major at US Open
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Woodland holds off Koepka to win first Major at US Open

Jun 17th 2019, 2:30 AM 35,133 Views 30 Comments

The American conjured a stunning chip shot on the 17th to seal victory at Pebble Beach.

# champion - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager

Jun 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 6,326 Views 5 Comments

Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

# champion - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Former Trinity student and Bohemians winger sets up winning goal in African Champions League final
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Former Trinity student and Bohemians winger sets up winning goal in African Champions League final

Jun 1st 2019, 3:41 PM 7,877 Views 3 Comments

Ayman Ben Mohamed assisted the winning goal for Esperance, but a controversial final was abandoned.

# champion - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Tiger Woods rolls back the years to claim stunning Masters victory
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Tiger Woods rolls back the years to claim stunning Masters victory

Apr 14th 2019, 7:28 PM 41,973 Views 80 Comments

The 43-year-old started the day two shots off the lead but battled hard to see off Francesco Molinari, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.

# champion - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida

Mar 17th 2019, 10:05 PM 48,153 Views 83 Comments

The 29-year-old secured the unofficial ‘fifth major’ for the first time following an excellent display at Sawgrass.

# champion - Saturday 20 October, 2018

'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'
# High Praise
From The42
# High Praise

'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'

Oct 20th 2018, 12:51 AM 5,599 Views 5 Comments

Man United boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on his former player.

# champion - Friday 21 September, 2018

Joshua weighs in nearly two stone heavier than Russian challenger Povetkin
# The Bigger Man
From The42
# The Bigger Man

Joshua weighs in nearly two stone heavier than Russian challenger Povetkin

Sep 21st 2018, 4:29 PM 11,367 Views 14 Comments

The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion returns to the ring at Wembley tomorrow evening.

# champion - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Britain's Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Britain's Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain

Sep 16th 2018, 8:18 PM 3,290 Views 10 Comments

The former track racer’s road racing talents took him to the brink of victory in this year’s Giro d’Italia.

# champion - Monday 7 May, 2018

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Mark Williams lands third world snooker title after defeating John Higgins

May 7th 2018, 10:10 PM 18,615 Views 11 Comments

Williams became the oldest champion since 45-year-old Ray Reardon triumphed in 1978.

# champion - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'Wilder, where you at?' - Whyte produces devastating KO and calls out WBC heavyweight champion
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

'Wilder, where you at?' - Whyte produces devastating KO and calls out WBC heavyweight champion

Mar 25th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,304 Views 11 Comments

Lucas Browne was no match for the British fighter, who claimed a sixth-round stoppage.

# champion - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Best in the West: John Muldoon will retire at the end of the season
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Best in the West: John Muldoon will retire at the end of the season

Jan 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 7,590 Views 24 Comments

The pride of Portumna will ride off into the sunset in May.

# champion - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'I'll gladly fight him' - Holloway open to McGregor rematch after defending UFC featherweight title
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

'I'll gladly fight him' - Holloway open to McGregor rematch after defending UFC featherweight title

Dec 3rd 2017, 10:57 AM 12,748 Views 8 Comments

Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time this year via TKO in the third round to reclaim his title.

# champion - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Lewis Hamilton lands fourth F1 world title despite crash at Mexican GP
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Lewis Hamilton lands fourth F1 world title despite crash at Mexican GP

Oct 29th 2017, 9:09 PM 6,537 Views 13 Comments

Hamilton joins Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost as a four-time world champion.

# champion - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Garcia edges out Luiten for another Valderrama victory in Andalucia
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Garcia edges out Luiten for another Valderrama victory in Andalucia

Oct 22nd 2017, 9:53 PM 3,286 Views 0 Comments

Joost Luiten put up a superb fight on Sunday, but he could not prevent Sergio Garcia claiming another European Tour title at Valderrama.

# champion - Monday 2 October, 2017

'I'll never forget it. Holding off the likes of Rory for my first win is pretty memorable'
# A Job Well Dunne
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# A Job Well Dunne

'I'll never forget it. Holding off the likes of Rory for my first win is pretty memorable'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:35 PM 4,495 Views 2 Comments

Paul Dunne is basking in the glory of his British Masters win, and maiden Tour title.

# champion - Saturday 9 September, 2017

After 11-month injury, 83rd seed Sloane Stephens completes remarkable comeback
# US Open
From The42
# US Open

After 11-month injury, 83rd seed Sloane Stephens completes remarkable comeback

Sep 9th 2017, 11:08 PM 6,588 Views 4 Comments

She swept aside the challenge of Madison Keys – one of her closest friends – and claimed the $3.7 million prize.

# champion - Monday 24 July, 2017

'To see her on the podium, the Irish flag going up and the anthem being played was just amazing'
# Proud Day
From The42
# Proud Day

'To see her on the podium, the Irish flag going up and the anthem being played was just amazing'

Jul 24th 2017, 2:47 PM 14,790 Views 14 Comments

European U20 100m champion Gina Akpe-Moses’ former coach at St Gerard’s AC reacts to her remarkable win.

# champion - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Luke Keeler edges Irish middleweight title while fighting with a broken hand
# Cool Hand
From The42
# Cool Hand

Luke Keeler edges Irish middleweight title while fighting with a broken hand

Jun 25th 2017, 9:06 AM 3,576 Views 0 Comments

He was victorious over Darren Cruise at the National Stadium.

# champion - Saturday 29 April, 2017

Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Willie Mullins lands trainers' championship crown on final day of Punchestown

Apr 29th 2017, 11:44 PM 6,122 Views 2 Comments

It was a dramatic final day at Punchestown.

# champion - Monday 10 April, 2017

He's finally done it! Sergio Garcia has won his first major after thriller at Augusta
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

He's finally done it! Sergio Garcia has won his first major after thriller at Augusta

Apr 10th 2017, 12:12 AM 66,678 Views 43 Comments

What incredible drama.

# champion - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

'It's kind of odd getting a Chinese goalkeeper in Donegal': GMIT's All-Ireland star
# Ladies Football
From The42
# Ladies Football

'It's kind of odd getting a Chinese goalkeeper in Donegal': GMIT's All-Ireland star

Mar 15th 2017, 5:57 PM 6,445 Views 4 Comments

Donegal’s Rosa Kelly helped her side to Lagan Cup glory at the O’Connor Cup weekend.

# champion - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Carl Frampton tops off remarkable 2016 as he's crowned ESPN Fighter of the Year
# Awards Season
From The42
# Awards Season

Carl Frampton tops off remarkable 2016 as he's crowned ESPN Fighter of the Year

Dec 28th 2016, 9:20 AM 3,796 Views 8 Comments

The 29-year-old became only the second European boxer to win the award.

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