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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# good reads

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James Joyce was a rugby fan? It's's 50 favourite sports articles of 2014 (part 1)
Also featuring articles on Luis Suarez, Munster coach Anthony Foley and Kobe Bryant.
10 of the best sports books to buy as last-minute Christmas gifts
‘Night Games,’ ‘The Test,’ ‘The Race to Truth and more of this year’s most memorable work.
Blind footballers, Montreal Screwjobs and the rest of the week's best sportswriting
There are also pieces on England’s most-capped player and a footballer turned teacher.
Wrestlers you won't believe existed and the link between Springsteen and baseball; the week’s best sportswriting
Also featuring an in-depth interview with snooker legend Jimmy White.
Slow-mo replays, place-kicking and the World Cup; the week’s best sportswriting
There are also pieces on rugby coaching and Scottish travails.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27 sports books to spend your Christmas vouchers on
Featuring Jonny Sexton, George Best, Owen Mulligan and much more…
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.
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.
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.