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# The Greatest

Last year
'The only footballer who surpassed the boundaries of logic': Pele's life in quotes
‘I told myself before the game, he’s made of skin and bones just like everyone else — but I was wrong.’
Longevity and success capture Cody's Kilkenny hurling greatness over 24 remarkable seasons
An incomparable hurling managerial era drew to a close yesterday.
Brian Cody calls time on legendary reign as Kilkenny manager
He won 11 All-Irelands and 18 Leinster titles in his 24 inter-county seasons at the helm.
'The interaction with the ordinary people, that was oxygen for Ali as his physical decline developed'
Dave Hannigan’s new book, ‘Muhammad Ali: Fifteen Rounds in the Wilderness’, offers a fascinating insight into the strangest period of an incredible life.
All time
'He's unstoppable' - Klopp not surprised by Messi's heroics against Liverpool
The Reds boss said Messi’s performance was ‘world class’ after netting a brace during Barcelona’s 3-0 win.
Messi genius rescues Barcelona in thriller against Valencia
It was the ninth-straight game in which the great man scored, but this time he couldn’t haul Barca to victory.
Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan makes sensational 147 break at the English Open
It’s a 15th career maximum for The Rocket.
Donald Trump thinking 'very seriously' about pardoning Muhammad Ali
A lawyer for the late heavyweight champ says the pardon ‘would not be necessary’.
Poll: What is Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment?
The final episode of RTÉ’s programme airs tonight.
The Queen reigns: Serena beats Venus to win historic 23rd Grand Slam title
Serena beat sister Venus 6-4 6-4 in Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena.
Ignore the haters, Robbie Keane is Ireland's best-ever striker
The veteran striker announced his international retirement today.
Thousands line the streets to say a final goodbye to Muhammad Ali
The man they called the greatest had his life celebrated by presidents and the public alike today.
The world invited to say goodbye to the late, great Muhammad Ali at public funeral
Friday’s public service will feature a eulogy from Bill Clinton.
Casey contests UFC 199 bout 24 hours after the death of father-in-law Muhammad Ali
Casey took on Elvis Mutapcic in Los Angeles.
'We whispered in his ear: 'You can go now'' -- Ali's daughter Hana
The way Muhammad Ali staged one last fight was “a true testament to the strength of his spirit and will.”
"He was and always will be the greatest" - The world reacts to the death of a legend
Tributes have poured in for the deceased Muhammad Ali.
34 gorgeous pictures of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
Muhammad Ali, legendary boxer and sports personality, has passed away at age 74.
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
UFC boss claims only Muhammad Ali can match McGregor for 'mental warfare'
Dana White in hyperbole shocker.
Words don't do Lomu justice: 9 times Jonah left the world awestruck
The great man had to be seen to be believed.
McGregor is 'a modern Muhammad Ali' according to legendary coach Greg Jackson
High praise for the UFC’s new interim featherweight champion.
Floyd Mayweather says he's better than Muhammad Ali
A confident Floyd Mayweather declared his belief that he is better than boxing great Muhammad Ali.
Pele says Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi
The Brazil legend believes another Barcelona star will soon be number one in the world
Conor McGregor is 'the Irish Muhammad Ali', according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Ronaldo is the world's best, as not one Irish player makes The Guardian's top 100
Seamus Coleman is in 156th position.
Boxing great Ali hospitalised with pneumonia
Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with pneumonia, but the boxing legend is expected to make a quick recovery.
Sports Film of the Week: Facing Ali
Ten opponents from Muhammad Ali’s career open up about fighting The Greatest.
This new documentary on Muhammad Ali looks absolutely unmissable
“I am Ali” features previously unaired footage and audio of the legendary boxer.
50 years on from his historic night, Muhammad Ali marks Sonny Liston win on Twitter
The Greatest” remembers the night he shook the world of boxing.
Michael Jordan is selling his house for a bargain $16 million
There’s a full basketball court, a putting green and the doors from the original Playboy Mansion. Fancy a gawk?
Chiefs all set for 'World Cup of Clubs' against Toulon
The clash in France is close to confirmed, with the Super Rugby champions set to bring their star All Blacks.
LeBron was on fire last night as Miami Heat won the Eastern Conference
The reigning champions advanced to the NBA finals where they meet the San Antonio Spurs.
VIDEO: When Muhammad Ali came to Ireland
Film tells story of how a circus strongman from Kerry brought ‘The Greatest’ to fight in Croke Park in 1972.
Action Replay: the night Ali was brought back down to earth
Our weekly retrospective series takes a look back at the heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton on March 31 1973.