Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Alliss’s gets all culinary as Garca hits a paella of an approach shot

We’ll Leave It There So – broadcasting legend Bill O’Herlihy – with the panel of John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady – ahead of the World Cup Final as he prepared for his final broadcast for for RTÉ Television. Photo: Steve Langan/Inpho

Farewell to a monumentally magical month and . . . a great broadcaster

Nigel de Jong was seen by Johnny Giles as the only plan to stop  Argentina’s Lionel Messi. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Tears from country and western fans, Argentinians and Brazilians – it’s been emotional

Ill-advised: Neymar appears in an ad for 7-UP. Oh dear.

Mary Hannigan looks at the fallout from that Brazilian defeat to Germany

A Brazil fan reacts while watching a broadcast of the  World Cup semi-final against Germany at the Fan Fest in Brasilia. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Is this the worst Brazil side ever, they asked before kick-off. We soon had our answer

Ireland’s Katie Taylor (red) on her way to defeating Estelle Mossely of France to win the 2014 European Elite Women’s Championships 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena, Bucharest, last month. photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Dual winners for June Sportswoman of the Month after spectacular achievements

Victoria Beckham and Samuel L Jackson: Wimbledon buddies. Photograph:  Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Novak Djokovic was second to George Hamilton for the weekend’s top performance

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The Hamman man predicts France will (Thomas) muller them in quarter-finals because Germany are rubbish

Colm Cooper: Dreams of playing for Costa Rica. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cunningham continues to paddle his own canoe to the bafflement of his fellow panellists

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