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Maria Sharapova survived an attritional battle against Romania’s Alexandra Dulgheru to reach the third round of the US Open but Agnieszka Radwanska became the first major casualty.
Ireland's Scott Evans has progressed to the last 16 of the World Badminton Championships.
US actor Alec Baldwin looked absolutely delighted with himself yesterday after snagging a stray ball at the US Open.
Former world boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested following a shooting at his Arkansas home.
Team news for the Second Round of the Capital One Cup.
A Samoan rugby international has appeared in court charged with a serious assault on a man on Harcourt Street in Dublin in April 2011.
Ireland's James McGee has lost his first round match at the US Open in New York.
Nico Rosberg has admitted for the first time to “regret” over his Spa shame with Lewis Hamilton, but is still refusing to apologise.
Ireland’s James McGee makes his grand slam debut against Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovyesov at the US Open today after brilliantly fighting his way through qualifying.
Lewis Hamilton believes the controversial collision with Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in today’s Belgian Grand Prix has made it very tough to overtake the German in the Formula One drivers’ championship and said: “I don’t know why he hit me but I’m sure he’ll leave here happy.”
Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Thursday, organisers have announced.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo clinched his third victory of the season, but the real story of the Belgian Grand Prix will focus on the fall-out from the first major collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Premier League team news
Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to grab pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix from a wet qualifying session.
Valtteri Bottas threw his name into the mix for a shot at pole position for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix after topping the timesheet in final practice.
Russian Konstantin Tereshchenko had a very lucky escape last night, in his first ever GP3 race.
Michael McKillop has won Ireland's fourth gold medal at the European Paralympic Championships.
Ireland’s James McGee defied cramp and missed opportunities to defeat Zhang Ze and qualify for the main draw of the US Open.
Famously acerbic comedian Chris Rock may have a razor sharp tongue, but he showed he’s a softie at heart at a baseball game at the Yankee stadium.
Polish officials have complained to the organisers of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin after an announcer introduced the Polish team by joking that they would return home with stolen cars.
Orla Barry has won silver in the women's discus final at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.
Lewis Hamilton is hoping his luck has turned as he heads into the second half of a nip-and-tuck battle for this year’s Formula One world title.
Michael McKillop has added another title to his successful career on the track.
The contest to find Europe’s Strongest Man 2014 was held earlier this month in Leeds and was won by an Icelandic strongman called Hafþór Julius Bjornsson.
Ireland's Jason Smyth has won European gold.
Sixteen-year-old Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest Formula One driver in history after joining Toro Rosso for the 2015 season.
France won the women's 4x400m relay final in Zurich yesterday with a final leg from Floria Guei that has to be seen to be believed.
Mark English returned home to a huge welcome at Dublin Airport this morning, after the Letterkenny athlete picked up a Bronze medal at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich at the weekend.
A bittersweet final day for Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich saw fourth and fifth places achieved, with another national record taken – but so much more was possible.
Ireland's boxers arrived back at Dublin Airport shortly after 11am this morning with four medals in tow, led by David Oliver Joyce, who claimed his third successive EU Elite Championships gold medal in Sofia, Bulgaria yesterday.
Daniele Meucci has won the men's marathon for Italy at the European Athletics Championships ahead of Yared Shegumo of Poland and Aleksey Reunkov of Russia.
Two new national records were set by Irish relay teams on the penultimate day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.
Fionnuala Britton’s debut marathon catapulted her to fourth in the Irish all-time list as the double European cross-country champion finished tenth at the European Championships 26-miler in Zurich.
Mark English is Ireland’s latest sporting hero, winning bronze in the men’s 800m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was unable to sleep because of the “immense sadness” he felt at being stripped of the European 3,000 metres steeplechase crown for removing his vest and putting it in his mouth.
World champion Rob Heffernan succumbed with 10 kilometres remaining of the men’s 50k walk at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich this morning.
World Champion Rob Heffernan is out of the 50km race walk at the European Championships in Zurich.
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the European Championships for removing his vest on the home straight.
Kelly Proper and Christine McMahon bowed out in their respective semi-finals at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich – but Proper still scored a lifetime best in exiting the 200m.
Cavan native Cillian Sheridan scored a great goal for Cypriot side APOEL FC last night as they beat Aalborg 4-0 and progressed to the group stages of the Champions League.
Ludogorets Razgrad are through to the group stages of the Champions League for the first time in their history thanks to this incredible display by defender Cosmin Moti.
Di Maria to his agent, "Yeah. Yeah. I got Manchester bit but City, right ? It was City we signed to?"
*Although we're not sure how intentional it was.
One football fan from Cheshire got a very unexpected windfall last night.
The Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority are merging and will become Sport Ireland.
Manchester United suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their long and proud history as MK Dons piled yet more misery on Louis van Gaal.
Marty Morrissey was the impartial observer when Rachel Wyse did the ice bucket challenge at Croke Park yesterday.