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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 23 September, 2017

Other - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Del Potro nearly forfeited US Open epic before recovering to book Federer showdown

Battling sickness, DelPo came from two sets down to beat Dominic Thiem in a thriller.

Other - Monday 4 September, 2017

The 'Scam for Sam' and other storylines to follow this NFL season

Can the Patriots go undefeated and just how far will the anthem protests spread?

Defying age and illness, Venus Williams reaches 39th Slam quarter-final

This year’s Wimbledon and Australian Open runner-up was the oldest woman in this year’s US Open draw.

Other - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

'Sleep all day': Froome looks forward to some Monday rest after extending Vuelta lead

Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez took the stage win but the Team Sky rider remains in total control.

51 unforced errors brings an end to Maria Sharapova's Grand Slam comeback in New York

The Russian was beaten in three sets by Latvian 16th seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Hamilton takes championship lead over Vettel as Mercedes master Italian Grand Prix at Monza

The two Mercedes drivers were a class apart at Monza with Lewis Hamilton’s win giving him the lead in the F1 drivers’ standings.

Federer and Nadal edge closer to intriguing US Open semi-final meeting

The pair could face one another in Friday’s semi-final in New York.

“My team-mates met my whole family and were like: ‘oh sh*t, you're actually Irish’”

Pennsylvania-born Olympian Shane Ryan won gold for Ireland at the 2017 University Games two weeks ago.

Raiders and Patriots top Super Bowl betting ahead of new season

Raiders and Patriots top Super Bowl betting ahead of new season

And more people think the Browns will lift the Vince Lombardi trophy than the Bengals.

Karl Lacey tributes and Joe Ward's incredible record - it's tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

Frampton before the spotlight, Jim Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell and the week's best sportswriting

Plus there’s Conor McGregor – the man for all seasons – as well as a wonderful insight into Tony Keady.

Other - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Ireland's Joe Ward wins silver at World Boxing Championships

The Westmeath boxer was beaten by Julio La Cruz in Germany this evening.

Magnificent Majka climbs to Vuelta stage 14 win as Froome protects lead

Chris Froome leads the Vuelta a Espana by 55 seconds but Rafal Majka stole the show on stage 14.

Controversial Fognini kicked out of US Open after foul-mouthed rant

The Italian apologised for his comments to an umpire but it wasn’t enough to save him.

From Man arrested over crossbow bolt fired into Oval cricket ground Grievous Bodily Harm

Man arrested over crossbow bolt fired into Oval cricket ground

The 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.

'Where is she now?': Sharapova continues war of words with Wozniacki

Sharapova fired back after advancing through to the fourth round at the US Open.

Serena Williams may rethink comeback after childbirth, says tennis legend Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King believes Serena Williams could reconsider a return to playing following the birth of her baby daughter.

Johnson on the money as McIlroy drops back after edgy start to title defence

World number one Dustin Johnson produced a sizzling first round to set the early pace at the second FedEx Cup play-off event in Boston.

Due North: The Irish teenager heading to Canada to train with former NHL players

Mark Murphy will spend a year living, eating and breathing ice hockey, despite the lack of a permanent rink here.

Other - Friday 1 September, 2017

Superb Joe Ward reaches second successive World Boxing Championships final

The Westmeath native will take on a very familiar face in Saturday’s decider.

Gold for Ireland! Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal record first Para-cycling world title

The Paralympic Champions won silver in the Road Race in Rio last year, on Friday securing a first ever world title in South Africa.

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'Quiet? He'd look at you, go, 'Do you think I'm the best in the world? I think I'm the best in the world''

Joe Ward is one of Ireland’s most successful ever athletes at the age of 23. It’s time he got his recognition.


Roger Federer survives major scare at US Open as he goes the distance with Youzhny

Mikhail Youzhny has never beaten Roger Federer, but seriously threatened to do so at Flushing Meadows this evening.

Other - Thursday 31 August, 2017

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Chris Froome's Vuelta lead cut after he crashes twice

“It’s never nice to crash like that, but I’m just grateful that I’m not injured.”

Wozniacki slams 'unacceptable' Sharapova favoritism at US Open

Sharapova isn’t happy with the tournament organisers.

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Oval cricket ground evacuated after crossbow bolt lands on pitch

Police are at the scene.

Mental skills: How telling yourself a good story can lead to success

Performance narratives are key to battling negative thoughts.

McGregor believes a longer training camp would have made the difference

“I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way,” the Dubliner said.

Irish team, Aqua Blue Sport, has bus destroyed in 'cowardly arson attack'

Spanish police are investigating the incident.

Katie Taylor could be in line for huge fight against MMA superstar Holly Holm

Promoter Eddie Hearn floated the idea of another big ‘crossover’ bout following success of McGregor v Mayweather.

World 800m champion suffering 'unspeakable psychological damage' after attack

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse sustained “multiple facial fractures” as a result of the incident.

Another top seed bites the dust as Wozniacki crashes out of US Open

Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios also suffered defeats on Wednesday.

From OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal Rio Tickets Scandal

OCI to ask Shane Ross for funding back after accepting findings of report into Rio ticketing scandal

The Olympic Council will co-operate with an International Olympic Committee investigation into its former president Pat Hickey.

Other - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Swansea close in on stunning loan signing of Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich

Sanches has attracted the attention of many of Europe’s leading clubs but Swansea are on the verge of a transfer coup.

'He should be on a roster right now': Rodgers says Kaepernick is paying the price for his protest

Aaron Rodgers believes Colin Kaepernick is being shunned by NFL teams for his anthem protest

'I don’t want just to be a world champion': Burnett eyes Irish boxing greatness

‘I got a phonecall from my mum and she said, ‘they’re putting your face on the wall here,’ and I was so proud.’

Andres Gutierrez to fight on undercard of Leo Santa Cruz's bout with fellow former Frampton opponent

Carl Frampton will be the common denominator on a big California fight night this October.