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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

Chris Froome's Vuelta lead cut after he crashes twice Vuelta 2017 This post contains videos

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.

From Oval cricket ground evacuated after crossbow bolt lands on pitch London

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.

McGregor is 'still the champ' in Robbie Keane's eyes despite Mayweather defeat

The legendary Ireland striker was pictured with the UFC star during his after-party in Las Vegas.

Other - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's Joe Ward makes history and guarantees at least a bronze after World Championships win

The 23-year-old is looking to go one better than in 2015 when he took home the silver medal in Doha.

Ireland's Nico Roche up to joint-second at Vuelta after late attack in the mountains

Roche is now just 36 seconds behind leader Chris Froome.

In candid admission of fading skills, Mayweather says he hopes McGregor doesn't box again

‘I want to see him continue in the UFC and do what he do best,’ Mayweather said of his dance partner.

Tyrone McKenna gets big break as he lands Sky Sports scrap with heralded British slugger

‘The Mighty Celt’ will face Tommy Coyle on the undercard of Ryan Burnett’s world title unification bout.

'He is an exceptional fighter': Max Kellerman changes his tune after spirited McGregor effort Olive Branch This post contains videos

'He is an exceptional fighter': Max Kellerman changes his tune after spirited McGregor effort

‘I was wrong to say Conor wouldn’t land a punch – he landed several actual punches cleanly.’

Lions make Matthew Stafford the highest-paid NFL player of all time

The deal, worth $135 million, has over $90 million in guarantees.

Kid asks Federer why his nickname is The Goat if there is 'limited livestock in Switzerland'

The young fan also asked Federer to hold off retirement so he could play against him.

Rio Olympian David Torrence found dead aged 31 RIP

Rio Olympian David Torrence found dead aged 31

The American middle-distance runner represented Peru at the Games last summer.

'I had no right to win': Emotional Sharapova causes upset on Grand Slam return

Back at a Grand Slam for the first time since 2016 Australian Open, the Russian enjoyed her “special” return at Flushing Meadows.

Other - Monday 28 August, 2017

Britain's first female Wimbledon semi-finalist in 39 years suffers shock defeat at US Open

Johanna Konta was ousted by Serbia’s 78th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic.

Eyeing history, Joe Ward is the last Irishman to fly the flag at the Worlds

He booked his quarter final spot with ease, while Brendan Irvine and Dean Gardiner both bowed out.

Sharapova's Grand Slam return steals US Open spotlight

The former world number one is in action in New York tonight.

McSharry keeps on winning as she storms into another final at World Championships

Bangor swimmer Conor Ferguson is also in action in the 200m backstroke final tonight.

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth ended up in a gripping play-off last night Northern Lights This post contains videos

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth ended up in a gripping play-off last night

World number one Johnson believes he’s finally recaptured his best form after winning the Northern Trust.

Froome takes huge step towards Vuelta victory as Ireland's Roche sits in third

The Team Sky rider is aiming to become only the third man to win the Tour and Vuelta in the same year.

Other - Sunday 27 August, 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.

Lewis Hamilton cuts Sebastian Vettel's lead with Belgian Grand Prix victory

The 32-year-old recorded his 58th career race win on Sunday.

Leo Varadkar was among 1,100 competitors in this morning's Dublin City Triathlon

The Taoiseach completed the course in a very respectable time.

Almost 6,000 seats were left unsold for Mayweather-McGregor

The last main event at T-Mobile Arena – Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr – drew a capacity crowd of 20,510.

'Floyd didn't ask me a single question about Conor. He didn't give a shit'

Malignaggi: ‘Obviously people now know that I’m not a hater, I’m not lying: the guy can’t punch.’