The Premier League was engulfed by another bout of controversy as managers, players and fans alike were left questioning the handball rule after an eventful weekend.
Decisions at Crystal Palace, Brighton, West Brom and Tottenham highlighted a debate which is growing increasingly heated.
The atmosphere inside the Manchester City dressing room may have been equally toxic after Pep Guardiola’s men were beaten 5-2 by Leicester on their own pitch.
Away from football, Exeter powered their way to a first Heineken Champions Cup final with a 28-18 victory over Toulouse, while reigning champions Saracens fell at the penultimate hurdle with a 19-15 defeat at the hands of Racing 92 in Paris.
Valtteri Bottas secured victory at the Russian Grand Prix on a day when world champion Lewis Hamilton’s hopes were dashed by a 10-second penalty.
Essex lifted the inaugural Bob Willis Trophy after a draw with Somerset, while England’s women cinched a Twenty20 series victory over the West Indies.
Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the sporting weekend in pictures.
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