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18 January, 2013: Rory McIlroy looks dejected on the 18th green after missing the cut during the second round of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photo: Getty Images
18 January, 2013: Rory McIlroy looks dejected on the 18th green after missing the cut during the second round of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photo: Getty Images
18 January, 2013: Tiger Woods drops the ball at the fifth hole after hitting it into a desert bush during the second round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photo: Reuters
18 January, 2013: Justin Rose of England waves to the gallery on the ninth green after finishing with a three-under par 69 during the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photo: Getty Images
18 January, 2013: Martin Kaymer of Germany in action during the second round of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photo: Getty Images
18 January, 2013: Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus dives to hit a return to David Ferrer of Spain during their men's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
18 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic reaches for a backhand return to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during their third round match at the Australian Open. Photo: AP
18 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova celebrates defeating Venus Williams. Photo: Reuters
18 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova celebrates defeating Venus Williams during their women's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
18 January, 2013: Venus Williams reacts during her women's singles match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
18 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Venus Williams during their third round match at the Australian Open. Photo: AP
18 January, 2013: Waterford's John Mullane has announced he is to retire from inter-county hurling. Photo: Sportsfile
18 January, 2013: Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to resolve his ulcerative colitis condition, the club have confirmed. Photo: PA
17 January, 2013: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy during the first round of Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi. Both are struggling to make the cut at the event. Photo: AP
17 January, 2013: Cyclist Lance Armstrong is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas. During the interview Armstrong finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Photo: Reuters
17 January 2013: Munster's Ronan O'Gara, right, accompanied by Munster media manager Pat Geraghty, arrives for an ERC disciplinary hearing following an incident with Edinburgh's Sean Cox during their Heineken Cup, Pool 1, Round 5, game in Murrayfield. Photo: Sportsfile
January 17, 2013: Miami Heat's LeBron James (R) jokes with Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters
17 January, 2013: New Nike ambassador Rory McIlroy watches his shot at the first hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photo: Reuters
Tiger Woods of the US tees off at the 14th hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photo: Reuters
17 January, 2013: Petra Kvitova hits a return to Laura Robson during their women's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
17 January, 2013: Caroline Wozniacki hits a return to Sabine Lisicki during their women's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
17 January, 2013: Andy Murray serves to Joao Sousa during their men's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
17 January, 2013: Switzerland's Roger Federer waves to the crowd following his second round win over Russia's Nikolay Davydenko at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
16 January, 2013: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere celebrates his late winner against Swansea Photo: Getty Images
16 January, 2013: Wayne Rooney celebrated his return to the United first team with the only goal of the game in their FA Cup third round replay against West Ham at Old Trafford
16 January, 2013: Ryan Giggs put in an impressive display to help Manchester United beat West Ham at Old Trafford
January 16, 2013: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez who has been disqualified from driving less than a fortnight after his luxury car was removed from the road by police. Photo: PA
16 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic hits a return to Ryan Harrison of the US during their men's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
16 January, 2013: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia celebrates defeating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in their men's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
16 January, 2013: Venus Williams hits a return to Alize Cornet of France during their women's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
16 January, 2013: Ana Ivanovic hits a return to Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan during their women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Photo: Reuters
16 January, 2013: Come and get me ... Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has said he wants to manage a Premier League team in the future. Photo: Getty Images
15 January, 2013: Paul McGinley smiles near the Ryder Cup during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. Regis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi. Photo: Reuters
15 January, 2013: Jon Walters displayed fighting spirit with two goals in this Stoke's 4-1 extra-time FA Cup third-round replay victory over Crystal Palace
January 15, 2013: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy interlock arms whilst drinking coffee during a photocall prior to the start of The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photo: Getty Images
January 14, 2013: Rory McIlroy is unveiled as a new Brand Ambassador for Nike at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Photo: Getty Images
January 14, 2013: Maria Sharapova in action on the first day of the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
January 14, 2013: Novak Djokovic in action on the first day of the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
January 14, 2013: Heather Watson in action on the first day of the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Vincent Kompany challenges Jack Wilshere, an incident for which the Manchester City captain was sent off
January 13, 2013: Manchester City midfielder James Milner celebrates his goal against Arsenal with Carlos Tevez
January 13, 2013: Manchester City players acknowledge their fans at Arsenal. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Daniel Sturridge celebrates his first Liverpool league goal, which came in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Robin van Persie opened the scoring for Manchester United in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: The last touch came from Nemanja Vidic as Manchester United scored their second against Liverpool. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho pictured at Old Trafford. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing in action against Manchester United. Photo: Getty Images
January 13, 2013: Patrice Evra celebrates Manchester United's second goal against Liverpool
13 January, 2013: Ronan O'Gara, Munster, kicks a conversion against Edinburgh at Murrayfield. Photo: Sportsfile
12 January, 2013: Leinster's Fergus McFadden celebrates Rob Kearneys try during the Heineken Cup Pool Five match against the Scarlets at The RDS. Photo: PA
12 January, 2013: Brian O'Driscoll grimaces in pain while recieving treatment during the game. Photo: PA
01 January, 2013: West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie was today accused of behaving 'unprofessionally' in his failed attempt to seal a move to QPR on transfer deadline-day. The Nigerian rushed to west London on the final day of the January transfer window despite the two clubs having failed to reach an agreement over a deal. Photo: Getty Images
01 January, 2013: Andrew Coombs, Wales, during the captain's run ahead of their opening RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against Ireland on Saturday. Photo: Sportsfile
31 January, 2013: Padraig Harrington of Ireland watches his second shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photo: Reuters
31 January, 2013: David Beckham poses with his PSG Football shirt after his PSG signature at Parc des Princes. Photo: Getty Images
31 January, 2013: Brian O'Driscoll arrives at Dublin Airport yesterday on the way to Cardiff for Ireland's opening Six Nations game against Wales tomorrow. Photo: Sportsfile
31 January, 2013: Mario Balotelli shakes hands with AC Milan Vice President Galliani as he arrives at Malpensa airport near Milan. Photo: Reuters
30 January, 2013: Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring Manchester United's first goal against Southampton at Old Trafford. Photo: PA
30 January, 2013: Theo Walcott shoots to score Arsenal's equaliser against Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London
30 January, 2013: Walcott celebrates his goal. Photo: PA
30 January, 2013: Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale celebrates scoring his side's equaliser to rescue a point against Norwich. Photo: PA
30 January, 2013: Rafael Benitez reacts as his Chelsea side earned a point against Reading at Madejski Stadium. Photo: Getty Images
30 January, 2013: Deposed Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has dropped a bombshell on the eve of the Six Nations campaign by hinting that this 13th championship campaign could be the last for his country
30 January, 2013: Former Donegal manager Brian McEniff (right) says he is hopeful the current crop, led by Jim McGuinness, are not distracted too much by this year's league campaign
30 January, 2013: Vijay Singh chas been caught up in 'deer antler spray' controversy with reports it contains a banned growth hormone. Photo: Reuters
Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney, left, and Donegal assistant manager Rory Gallagher in attendance at the Belfast launch of the Allianz Football Leagues 2013. Malone House, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photo: Sportsfile
30 January, 2013: Yun Suk-young has become Harry Redknapp's third signing as QPR manager after joining from Chunnam Dragons on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
29 January, 2013: David Beckham poses with Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski during Arsenal training. Beckham According to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Beckham is training with his team purely to get fit and for the example he will provide his young players. Photo: Getty Images
29 January, 2013: Jimm Keavney and Kevin Moran help carry the coffin at the removal service of GAA icon Kevin Heffernan at the Church of the St Vincent De Paul, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. Photo: Collins
29 January, 2013: Manchester City's Mario Balotelli is said to be close to returning to Italy with AC Milan. Photo: PA
28 January, 2013: Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California. Photo: Reuters
28 January, 2013: Ronan O'Gara during squad training ahead of their opening RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against Wales on Saturday. Photo: Sportsfile
28 January, 2013: Jonathan Sexton during Ireland squad training. Photo: Sportsfile
28 January, 2013: Brian O'Driscoll during Ireland squad training. Photo: Sportsfile
28 January, 2013: Everton have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Leroy Fer from Dutch club FC Twente subject to a medical, the Premier League side have confirmed. Photo: PA
28 January, 2013: Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba (L) challenges Tunisia's Aymen Abdennour during their African Nations Cup Group D soccer match in Rustenburg. Former Chelsea star Drogba is reportedly close to signing for Turkish club Galatasaray. Photo: Reuters
27 January, 2013: Lionel Messi of Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Copa del Rey Quarter Final 2nd leg match between Malaga and Barcelona. Messi's four-goal salvo in yesterday's 5-1 win over Osasuna saw the 25-year-old become the youngest player to pass 200 goals in Primera Division history, a feat that came in only 235 matches. Photo: Getty Images
27 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic kisses the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after defeating Andy Murray in their men's singles final match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
27 January, 2013: Andy Murray reacts during his men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
27 January, 2013: Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers reacts during his teams defeat to Oldham in the FA Cup. Photo: Getty Images
27 January, 2013: Ross McCormack of Leeds scores his team's second goal against Tottenham as they beat the Premiership side 2-1 to progress to the next round. Photo: Getty Images
26 January, 2013: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert reacts during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match against Millwall at The Den. Lambert's Aston Villa side were beaten 2-1
26 January, 2013: Manchester United's Hernandez celebrates with Rooney after scoring his side's fourth goal during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match against Fulham at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters
26 January, 2013: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates with teammate Lukas Podolski after scoring against Brighton and Hove Albion in Brighton. Arsenal beat their opponents 3-2. Photo: Reuters
26 January, 2013: Victoria Azarenka holds her trophy after winning the women's final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne. Photo: Getty Images
25 January, 2013: Andy Murray is congratulated by Roger Federer after Murray won their semifinal match at the Australian Open Photo: AP
25 January, 2013: THE world of GAA is in mourning after Dublin football great Kevin Heffernan died today aged 83 after a long illness.
'Heffo' was a respected player for the St Vincent's club and at inter-county-level but he made his name as manager of the great Dublin team of the 1970s who went on to win the All Ireland three times.
25 January, 2013: Andy Murray reacts after winning his men's semifinal against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Photo: AP
25 January 2013: Roger Federer of Switzerland looks on in his semifinal match against Andy Murray
25 January, 2013: Roger Federer plays a backhand in his semi final match against Andy Murray. Photo: Getty Images
25 January, 2013: Andy Murray plays a forehand against Roger Federer. Photo: Getty Images
25 January, 2013: Andy Murray in action against Roger Federer in their semi final match at the Australian Open
25 January, 2013: Roger Federer serves the ball against Andy murray in the semi final match at the Australian Open
25 January, 2013: Manchester United have reached an agreement with Crystal Palace to sign Wilfried Zaha in July and the player is having a medical in Manchester today, United have confirmed. Photo: PA
25 January, 2013: Andre Agassi says he was shocked and saddened by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's confession to using performance-enhancing drugs. Photo: Getty Images
24 January, 2013: Newcastle United have threatened to take legal action against captain Fabricio Coloccini if he tries to quit the club or refuses to be considered for selection. Photo: AP
24 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates defeating David Ferrer of Spain in their men's singles semi-final match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
24 January, 2013: David Ferrer of Spain plays a forehand in his Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic. Photo: Getty Images
24 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand in his Semifinal match against David Ferrer. Photo:Getty Images
24 January, 2013: Na Li of China celebrates winning her Semifinal match against Maria Sharapova. Photo: Getty Images
24 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova looks on in her Semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2013 Australian Open
24 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a backhand in her Semifinal match against Na Li. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Chelsea's Eden Hazard is sent off for kicking a ball boy during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Photo: Reuters
24 January, 2013: Swansea City's Jonathan de Guzman (centre) and Dwight Tiendalli celebrate after defeating Chelsea in the Capital One Cup, Semi Final. Photo: PA
24 January, 2013: Swansea City goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel and team-mate Dwight Tiendalli (right) celebrate after the final whistle. Photo: PA
23 January, 2013: Jack Collison of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal with Ricardo Vaz Te of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Arsenal's Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski celebrate Walcott's goal by simulating contract signing during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium
23 January, 2013: Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open
23 January, 2013: Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip and Declan Kidney during the 6 Nations Launch at The Hurlingham Club, London. Ireland kick off their campaign away to Wales on 13 February. Photo: PA
23 January, 2013: Top scorer Michu has given Swansea a major boost by signing a new four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium. The in-form Spaniard was linked with a big-money move away from the Swans, but penned a deal to keep him in south Wales until 2016. Photo: PA
23 January, 2013: Roger Federer hits a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their men's singles quarter-final match. Photo: Reuters
23 January, 2013: Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles quarter-final match. photo: Reuters
23 January, 2013: Roger Federer of Switzerland wipes his forehead in his Quarterfinal match against Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Jo-Wilfred Tsonga gestures in his Quarterfinal match against Roger Federer. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Fans of Rafael Nadal of Spain hold up signs during the men's singles quarter-final match between Andy Murray and Jeremy Chardy. Photo: Reuters
January 23, 2013: Jeremy Chardy of France congratulates Andy Murray of Great Britain at the net after their Quarterfinal match. Photo: Getty Images
January 23, 2013: Andy Murray celebrates winning his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
January 23, 2013: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Jeremy Chardy plays a backhand in his Quarterfinal match against Andy Murray. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Sloane Stephens celebrates after defeating Serena Williams in her Quarterfinal match. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Serena Williams celebrates a point in her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens. Photo: Getty Images
23 January, 2013: Serena Williams stretches in her Quarterfinal match against Sloane Stephens. Photo: Getty Images
Bradford City's Nathan Doyle, Will Atkinson and James Hanson celebrate after the game during the Capital One Cup, Semi Final, Second Leg matchagainst Aston Villa at Villa Park. Photo: PA
22 January, 2013: Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark challenges Bradford City's James Hanson (L) during their English League Cup semi-final second leg soccer match at Villa Park. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (R) celebrates with teammate Gabriel Agbonlahor (C) after pulling a goal back during their English League Cup semi-final. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his Quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
22 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic hits a return to Tomas Berdych during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open . Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Tomas Berdych hits a return to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles quarter-final match. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic hits a return to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Novak Djokovic hits a return to Tomas Berdych. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: According to reports, Manchester United are searching for an experienced and imposing goalkeeper to replace David de Gea at the end of the season. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Li Na of China (L) shakes hands with Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland after defeating her in their women's singles quarter-final match. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: China's Li Na reacts during her quarterfinal match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. Photo: PA
22 January, 2013: Andy Murray on court during a practice session at the Australian Open. Photo: AP
22 January, 2013: Nicolas Almagro of Spain hits a return to compatriot David Ferrer during their men's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova celebrates winning her Quarterfinal match against Ekaterina Makarova. Photo: Getty Images
January 22, 2013: Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates defeating compatriot Ekaterina Makarova in their women's singles quarter-final match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
22 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova plays a forehand in her Quarterfinal match against Ekaterina Makarova. Photo: Getty Images
22 January, 2013: Maria Sharapova hits a backhand return to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open. Photo: AP
21 January, 2013: Brian O'Driscoll during Ireland squad training ahead of their opening RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship match against Wales on February 2nd. Photo: Sportsfile
21 January, 2013: Ireland's Chris Henry, left, Donncha O'Callaghan and Sean Cronin during squad training. Photo: Sportsfile
21 January, 2013: Ronan O'Gara with support from team-mates Donnacha Ryan and Donncha O'Callaghan, right, during squad training. Photo: Sportsfile
21 January, 2013: Ireland's Donncha O'Callaghan helps clear snow from surrounding areas of the pitch at Carton House, Maynooth before squad training ahead of the opening Six Nations match against Wales on February 2
21 January, 2013: It has been announced that Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss will miss Ireland's Six Nations campaign after picking up an ankle injury. Photo: Sportsfile
21 January, 2013: Roger Federer waves to the crowd as he celebrates winning his fourth round match against Milos Raonic. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Milos Raonic of Canada plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Roger Federer. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Roger Federer plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Milos Raonic of Canada during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Turkish club Galatasaray have agreed a deal to sign Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan. The 28-year-old has been locked in contract talks with Galatasaray since Inter accepted an £8.4million bid for his services two weeks ago. Photo: Reuters
21 January, 2013: Serena Williams celebrates defeating Maria Kirilenko
21 January, 2013: Serena Williams reacts during her women's singles match against Maria Kirilenko. Photo: Reuters
21 January, 2013: Maria Kirilenko of Russia hits a return to Serena Williams
21 January, 2013: Serena Williams serves to Maria Kirilenko of Russia during their women's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
21 January, 2013: Andy Murray speaks to commentator Stephen Phillips after winning his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Gilles Simon of France (L) speaks to Andy Murray of Great Britain after Murray won their fourth round match. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Andy Murray celebrates defeating Gilles Simon of France during their men's singles match at the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters
20 January, 2013: Tottenham Hotspur's Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring the equaliser against Manchester United to rescue a point for his side. Photo: AP
20 January, 2013: Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur during their Premier League soccer match at White Hart Lane. Photo: Reuters
20 January, 2013: Sir Alex Ferguson leaves the pitch after an inspection ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Photo: Getty Images
21 January, 2013: Stephen O'Neill, Tyrone, supported by Plunkett Kane in action against Marty O'Brien and Tommy McElroy, Fermanagh in the McKenna Cup Semi-Final
21 January, 2013: Bernard Brogan, Dublin, in action against Gerard Hoey, Louth in the O'Byrne Cup Semi-Final. Photo: Sportsfile

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