Hayde destroys Sonia record held since 1987

It was another day of records at the Irish Life Health/Munster Schools’ Championships which took place in blustery conditions at Cork IT.

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Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic to clinch ninth Italian Open title

The defending champion triumphed 6-0 4-6 6-1 in two hours and 25 minutes in Rome.

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Ivanisevic jokes about 2001 semi-final v Henman as Wimbledon unveils new roof

The Croatian tennis player appeared to benefit from a rain delay in reaching the final 18 years ago.

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Offaly’s Darragh Kenny scores podium finish in Longines Grand Prix

Irish showjumper Darragh Kenny has claimed a place on the podium at today’s €200,000 five-star Longines Grand Prix at La Baule in France.

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Konta beaten in straight sets by Pliskova in Rome

The Czech needed just two breaks of serve to win.

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Deontay Wilder targets Anthony Joshua after knockout win over Dominic Breazeale

The American sent Breazeale crashing to the canvas just two minutes and 17 seconds into the first rounds.

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Billy Joe Saunders wins WBO title with impressive points win

Billy Joe Saunders became a two-weight world champion after he defeated Shefat Isufi last night.

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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight strap with swift knockout in New York

The bout was over in the first round.

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Ewan claims victory on stage eight of Giro D’Italia

Italian Valerio Conti retained the overall leader’s pink jersey.

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Konta battles back to beat Bertens and reach Italian Open final

The British number one had lost the opening set.

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‘Mum says I was in a boat before I was born as she paddled when she was pregnant’

Jenny Egan, who made history last August as the first Irish athlete to medal at an ICF Senior Canoe Sprint World Championships with a bronze, is looking forward ...

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Roger Federer doesn’t think Nick Kyrgios should face a ban for Rome outburst

Roger Federer thinks Nick Kyrgios should be spared suspension by ATP tour bosses looking into the Australian’s chair-tossing outburst.

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Kyrgios controversy and Federer fightback dominate dramatic day at Italian Open

Australian has had a lively 24 hours

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Van Gerwen pips Cross to claim Premier League top spot once again

The Dutchman has finished top of the regular-season standings for the seventh successive campaign.

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Hopes grow for a Word Rally Championship return to Ireland

A meeting of the World Rally Commission in Geneva tomorrow to discuss next season’s Word Rally Championship may increase the possibility of an event returning ...

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Kyrgios defaulted from Italian Open after huge outburst

Kyrgios threw a chair across the court after receiving a game penalty in his second-round clash with Casper Ruud.

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Formula One in talks over race in Marrakesh

F1 bosses are keen to add a race in Africa to the schedule.

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Kyrgios takes aim at ‘cringeworthy’ Djokovic and ‘super salty’ Nadal

Kyrgios gave some strong opinions about the leading players in the game.

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Bucks rally to beat Raptors in Game One

The Milwaukee Bucks staged a fourth-quarter fightback to seize the first game of their Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto Raptors 108-100.

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Pascal Ackermann claims stage five at Giro d’Italia

The German surged past Fernando Gaviria to win a rain-soaked stage five.

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Paul O’Donovan absent for Irish team for European Championships

Olympic silver-medalist Paul O’Donovan is the standout absentee from the Irish team that will travel to Lucerne for the 2019 European Rowing Championships ...

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Eoin Morgan suspended for fourth ODI against Pakistan

England took nearly four hours to bowl 50 overs against Pakistan at Bristol.

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Williams withdraws from Italian Open due to knee pain

The 23-time grand slam singles champion had been due to face sister Venus for the 31st time.

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Irish ready to fire at French Nations Cup

Friday sees the first of Ireland’s competitive show jumping team fixtures this year as manager Rodrigo Pessoa brings a strong squad to La Baule for the French ...

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Rick Madonik: 'One of the best sports photos of all time'

“When it comes to the NBA play-offs we, the local photographers, lose our regular court positions because more TV cameras come in and the wire agencies take ...

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Williams withdraws from Italian Open due to knee pain

The American was playing her first tournament since withdrawing with knee pain in Miami in March.

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Fury and Whyte insist fight is on

The World Boxing Council last week ordered they fight in a final eliminator to challenge WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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Carl Frampton coming to America in August

The 32-year-old had considered retirement following December’s shock defeat by Josh Warrington but he will return to the ring later this year.

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Dutch Grand Prix to return to the F1 calendar in 2020 after a 35-year absence

Zandvoort last staged a grand prix in 1985.

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Hamilton praised for shining a light at ‘a dark time’ in terminally-ill boy’s life

Hamilton and his Mercedes team sent a replica F1 car to the home of five-year-old Harry Shaw, who is suffering from a rare form of bone cancer.

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Cox shakes things up for Le Touquet Series finals

David and Conor Harte are set to return to the scene of their first international caps following their inclusion in the Irish men’s squad for the FIH Series ...

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Dalo's Hurling Podcast: Bubbles baffles Cork, Clare conquer Walsh Park, Dubs rattle the cage

Anthony Daly, Ger Cunningham and Michael Moynihan review the hurling weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton inspired to Spanish Grand Prix win by young terminally ill fan

The Mercedes driver said ‘we are going to try and do something special for him’.

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Tipperary’s Shane Breen claims win on final day in UK

Tipperary’s Shane Breen completed a successful few days at five-star Royal Windsor Horse Show in the UK, by winning the Manama Rose Show Stakes.

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Norris blames Stroll for Spanish Grand Prix crash

McLaren driver Lando Norris and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll were both forced out of the race following their collision.

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Hamilton dedicates Spanish Grand Prix win to young fan with terminal cancer

The British driver now leads team-mate Valtteri Bottas by seven points at the top of the standings as he chases a fifth world title.

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Pascal Ackermann sprints to stage two victory at Giro d’Italia

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider edged Elia Viviani.

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Hamilton reigns in Spain as he takes title control

Brit impressive in Barcelona

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'We can’t leave here with any regrets': Cork Harlequins savour Senior Cup win

In a week of famous comebacks, Cork Harlequins are savouring one of their own as they won the Irish Senior Cup for just the second time at Grange Road on Saturday.

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Hoops legends enter Hall of Fame

The good and the great, the ones who made stellar contributions to Irish basketball at home and overseas, were inducted into Basketball Ireland's Hall of Fame at ...

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Wrestler Silver King dies after collapsing during London show

The 51-year-old also starred in Nacho Libre alongside Jack Black.

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Bertens brushes aside Halep to win Madrid Open

Kiki Bertens defeated defending champion Simona Halep 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final to climb to number four in the world rankings.

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Bottas claims victory over Hamilton for Spanish Grand Prix

It is the third successive pole position for the Finnish driver.

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Cork Harlequins win women's Irish Senior Cup

Lorna Bateman won one of the few titles her father Ivan did not as the goalkeeper produced a shoot-out masterclass to land a second Irish Senior Cup crown for Cork ...

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Halep one win away from return to rankings summit after reaching Madrid final

The Romanian defeated Belinda Bencic, while Kiki Bertens saw off Sloane Stephens.

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Federer in upbeat mood despite Madrid quarter-final exit

Thiem will face Novak Djokovic in the last four while Rafael Nadal takes on Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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Hamilton ramps up pressure on team-mate Bottas as title race hots up

The Finn was fastest on the opening day in Barcelona.

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The Championship Preview: Dalo, Ger Cunningham and Derek McGrath throw it in

An hour of hurling chat with the three former inter-county bosses.

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Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price clash in Sheffield

The two players had to be separated by security guards.

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Federer advances to Madrid Open quarter-finals with 1,200th career win

Roger Federer saw off Gael Monfils having saved two match points as he secured a place in the Mutua Madrid Open quarter-finals with the 1,200th win of his career.

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