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Other - Today’s News

Two blue ticks from Ronaldo and 'whatever the f**k you do, don't shut your eyes' - it's tweets of the week

The best sporting offerings on Twitter from the past seven days.

'Blood isn't generally seen in our sport': Sickening off-bat deflection leaves Astros rookie hospitalised

Fair warning: if you’re not a fan of getting hit in the eye by high-speed projectiles, this probably isn’t the video for you.

A year has made all the difference for the professional boxing scene in Ireland

Following the Regency shooting in 2016, professional boxing in Ireland had ground to a halt. The sport’s protagonists were left to pick up the pieces.

LeBron James was reportedly 'devastated' after hearing Kyrie Irving asked to be traded NBA This post contains videos
Inspirational Kerry entrepreneur raises over €100,000 for disability charity after running 24 marathons in 24 days Inspiration This post contains videos

Inspirational Kerry entrepreneur raises over €100,000 for disability charity after running 24 marathons in 24 days

25-year-old fitness instructor Shane Finn ran 24 marathons in 24 days this month in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Race fixing and money laundering: How the horse racing industry fights back against criminal cartels Money Laundering

Race fixing and money laundering: How the horse racing industry fights back against criminal cartels

A race-winning horse was recently at the centre of a Criminal Assets Bureau investigation.

Other - Yesterday’s News

Gold! McKillop bags London double as he storms to remarkable ninth World title

The Antrim man stormed to victory in the T37 1500m final at the World Para Athletics Championships this evening.

Froome all but home and hosed for fourth title while Martin records best-ever Tour finish TDF
Neymar's potential €222 million move to PSG could 'change everything,' says Jurgen Klopp

Neymar's potential €222 million move to PSG could 'change everything,' says Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool manager cannot believe the amount of money being offered for the Barcelona player.

Thunderstruck! Usain Bolt clocks first sub-10 second time of the season in Monaco

The eight-time Olympic champion won the 100m at the Monaco Diamond League in a time of 9.95 seconds.

Two goals in two minutes keep Ireland's slim World Cup dream alive

Graham Shaw’s side battled from behind to beat India in the 7th/8th place World League play-off.

Australians rave about Derry's Conor Glass after impressive AFL debut

“Conor Glass? More like Conor Class!” Hawthorn fans were raving about their Derry debutante.

'Andy Lee can't be killed!': For director Jay Bulger, CounterPunch saw a remarkable story come full circle

Director and Rolling Stone journalist Jay Bulger wants to create boxing’s own ‘Boyhood’ after the success of his recent Netflix documentary, which featured a cameo from Ireland’s Andy Lee.

Irish baseball looks to build on their first-ever European success

Last weekend, the U18 side won their European Baseball Championship Qualifiers pool.

'When you run s**t, sponsors pull out and you're living off less than the dole'

Brian Gregan’s athletics career hit rock bottom last year when illness and injury completely eroded his confidence and prompted his sponsors to withdraw their support. But he has come through the other side and has enjoyed a superb start to the 2017 season ahead of next month’s World Championships.

Other - Friday 21 July, 2017

Spieth copes best in grim conditions to lead British Open

Matt Kuchar looks to be the biggest threat to the American at Royal Birkdale.

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'This was definitely the round that got me back into the Championship'

Rory McIlroy happy with how his Open bid is progressing.

Froome set for fourth Tour win as Martin consolidates sixth spot

Edvald Boasson Hagen won stage 19 today.

Gold for Ireland! Gina Akpe-Moses wins European U20 100m title

“It was the run of my life, I can’t believe it.”

Ireland's World Cup dream alive after dramatic shoot-out victory over France

Craig Fulton’s side are one win away from a first World Cup since 1990.

Overnight leader Kuchar in strong position as McIlroy marches into contention

Spieth and Koepka are among the afternoon starters at Royal Birkdale.

Booze in sport: blamed too much for defeat and enjoyed too much in victory

“Drink is both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when it comes to sport, with winning the transformational potion between the two,” writes Tommy Martin.

English-born sprinter who wants to race for Ireland pens open letter to IAAF President

“It has long been a dream of mine to one day compete for Ireland internationally — a decision which was ultimately made in honour of my mum who passed away last year,” writes Leon Reid.

One of the Open favorites had a 2-stroke penalty waived in controversial ruling

There were more questions for Jon Rahm at the Irish Open recently of course.

Other - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Spieth joint leader after first round of The Open as McIlroy bounces back with late rally

The Irish contingent are further down the leaderboard.

Usain Bolt's team refute allegations they had rival “booted out” of Diamond League race

Canada’s Andre De Grasse, long mooted as Bolt’s heir, will not face the Jamaican tomorrow.

'Mayweather's clinch is completely novice': John Kavanagh outlines McGregor's potential advantages Smash And Grab This post contains videos

'Mayweather's clinch is completely novice': John Kavanagh outlines McGregor's potential advantages

Conor McGregor’s coach believes the UFC lightweight champion has an edge over Mayweather in a number of areas.

Dan Martin's podium hopes fade after brave challenge on final mountain stage

Chris Froome closes in on his fourth yellow jersey with strong ride up Coz d’Izoard.

Eight more Russians granted permission to compete in athletics despite nation's doping ban

49 Russians will now be allowed to compete in track and field under a neutral flag.

Derry youngster Conor Glass set to make AFL debut on Saturday

The former Derry minor captain signed for Hawthorn in October 2015.

Three Wimbledon matches flagged and to be investigated for possible match-fixing

Suspicions have built surrounding certain matches following unusual betting patterns.

Other - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

One of the game's great eccentric minds - The Golf Channel's mini doc on Harrington is brilliant Paddy H This post contains videos

One of the game's great eccentric minds - The Golf Channel's mini doc on Harrington is brilliant

It turns out his fellow pros like to imitate the three-time Major winner.

Dan Martin's attacks snuffed out as Froome stretches yellow jersey lead in the mountains

Primoz Roglic won Wednesday’s stage, as Fabio Aru gave up crucial ground in the GC race.

'It's a good time to back me' - McIlroy tips 20/1 shot McIlroy for Open win

The 146th Open is set to be fiercely contested, but McIlroy reckons he is the best bet to lift the Claret Jug.

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Ana O'Brien fractures vertebrae in her neck and back but brain scan comes back clear

The young jockey faces several months of rehabilitation after yesterday’s fall at Killarney.

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