Wawrinka beats Nishikori to set up Rotterdam Open final against Monfils

Stan Wawrinka claimed victory in three sets over Kei Nishikori to progress to Sunday's final of the Rotterdam Open.

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Williams delay F1 testing because car is not ready

Claire Williams says hold-up ‘not ideal, but not the end of the world’.

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In-form Ciara Mageean the main draw as elite athletes line out at Irish indoor

Two weeks and counting, and as the days tick away until the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, there’s an extra sense of spectacle surrounding this ...

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Will banter bring down the Premier League?

There is only one way to watch football these days, bobbing queasily in a choppy ocean of bantz.

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The Big Interview: Shane Healy - From an orphanage to greatest show on earth

The Cathal Dennehy Interview: From a very challenging childhood to the Olympic Games, and the pursuit of his long-lost mother, life has taken some strange twist ...

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Don’t rely too heavily on Mullins at the Festival

For years the hardest place in the world to tip a winner was Cheltenham. For years the hardest place in the world to back a winner was Cheltenham.

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In search of the Holy Grail - A match programme from 1929

Should you ever happen to stumble upon a match programme for Ireland versus Belgium from April, 1929 then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Gary Spain. But, ...

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Killultagh Vic looks poised to run a big race

Despite the small field, today’s Red Mills Chase at Gowran is a fascinating contest and I’m hopeful Killultagh Vic will run a big race.

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Is John Kiely becoming the new Brian Cody?

There was once a teacher who became an inter-county manager. Being a teacher he was a practical sort. His coaches would do the coaching. He would organise, facilitate, ...

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After heat of Fitzgibbon battle, it’s back to the phoney war

You can’t bate modern technology. On Tuesday evening, I sat down in my living room in west Clare, curled my toes up in front of the fire, and switched on my ...

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Coetzer leads Scotland to victory over Ireland

Captain Kyle Coetzer powered Scotland to a six-wicket victory over Ireland as they got their first win over the Oman Quadrangular T20 series.

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Ferrari are hoping they have raised the bar with their 2019 F1 car

The Scuderia have a new team principal in Mattia Binotto and a new driver in Charles Leclerc for the latest Formula One season.

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Valentino Rossi showing no signs of slowing down at 40

The Italian will celebrate a landmark birthday this weekend but he is still at the top of his game in MotoGP.

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Meeke enjoys new lease of life ahead of Rally Sweden

Buoyed by his Power Stage victory in Rallye Monte Carlo, Irish ace Kris Meeke can enhance his reputation at this weekend’s Rally Sweden.

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Tralee look to ambush Killester

Garvey’s Tralee Warriors will be hoping to sustain their Men’s Super League challenge when they host National Cup champions Pyrobel Killester tomorrow ...

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UCC face test of credentials at Queen’s

UCC face one of the toughest assignments of their season, an away date at Queen’s University in the Women’s EYHL Division 2.

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Mageean targeting European podium

After a flying start to the season, Ciara Mageean is optimistic about her medal chances at next month’s European Indoor Championships in Glasgow, where the ...

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Rice’s decision doesn’t deserve Irish vitriol

No life is straightforward. Contradictions, compromises, competing thoughts and ideas, and the challenge of matching actions to words and words to actions, are all ...

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From Carton House to Christchurch, England are on everyone’s radar

The three-legged return flight to Christchurch this week left plenty of headspace to tease out England and their 2019 possibilities.

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Time to embrace domestic game rather than flit eyes at likes of Rice

There are times when the production line of ‘Plastic Paddy’ jibes can begin to take its toll. When the joke about FAI standing for ‘Find An Irishman’ ...

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Rás Tailteann will not be raced this year

The Rás Tailteann, the of blue ribband of Irish cycling, will not be raced this year.

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Eubank Jnr confident the best DeGale will 'rise to the occasion'

Both fighters have losses to George Groves on their records.

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Lando Norris unveils the new McLaren

Norris is set to become the youngest British F1 driver in history next month.

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Mageean smashes Irish record in Athlone

Two questions, brilliantly answered, and in the space of 10 minutes two genuine medal contenders had emerged for Ireland ahead of next month’s European Indoor ...

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Why is Ireland so unconcerned about jiggery pokery in sport?

The 2015 Melbourne Cup was one of the most memorable in the history of “the race that stops a nation”.

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Who could imagine France would lose fear factor?

Every time Bobby Windsor went off to fight the French during the lawless 70s, he would tell his wife: “Take a look at my face because you might not recognise ...

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Ole’s honeymoon over but Reds have found love again

Last December, this column described Manchester United’s appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as “romantic hokum”.

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Max Verstappen feeling positive ahead of new F1 campaign

The Dutchman has been speaking at the launch of Red Bull’s new car.

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Anthony Joshua to defend world titles against Jarrell Miller in New York

The Briton will put his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line at Madison Square Garden on June 1.

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Hamilton fires title warning as new Mercedes hits the track

Lewis Hamilton is bidding to win his sixth world championship this season.

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France have collapsed into a shambolic, disorganised rabble

The French federation is guilty of dereliction of duty for the manner with which they have allowed their national team become an object of ridicule, says Donal Lenihan ...

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John Morrison: The genial genius who was great for making them feel great

It's been a few years since the two of us last spoke and 20 years now since we first met but the wit, wisdom and warmth of John Morrison continued to pop up in conversation ...

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Focused Bohane edges out Cooney around Conna

Michael Bohane was sharp and focused in his win over James Cooney at Conna on Sunday.

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Ricciardo hopes to emulate Hamilton’s Mercedes success at Renault

The Australian has moved to Renault this season and wants to mirror Hamilton’s success.

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England captain says West Indies bowler 'might regret' exchange

England captain shines with a century but West Indies pace bowler may face action

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How the Man United-PSG dynamic has shifted since draw made

If a week is a long time in politics, then eight weeks is an eternity in football.

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Kerry club dominance exposes inequalities

The emotion on Nathan Breen’s face as he stood on the Hogan Stand podium on Saturday said it all. Looking down on his Beaufort team-mates, the joy of the captain ...

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The journey from Strand Road to Austin Stack Park

Austin Stack Park in Tralee was the only place to be last weekend, providing the timely shot in the arm Gaelic football so desperately needed. It was the very best ...

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Ireland lifts ban on British horses despite equine flu outbreak

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has announced horses from Britain "will be permitted to race in Ireland with immediate effect".

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Allianz League Review Podcast: Can Kerry play Dublin every week plus Cork GAA's efforts to ease stress levels of young players

Listen to Tony Leen and John Fogarty review the Allianz League weekend. Plus Jim Gavin and Cork GAA's Des Cullinane and John Meyler.

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Mickey Thomas begins treatment for stomach cancer

The 64-year-old former Manchester United and Wrexham winger won 51 caps for Wales.

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Empty seats the price of ever-escalating ticket costs

Every Six Nations weekend generates a blizzard of statistics, come hail or shine, writes Peter Jackson.

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Ireland shaken and stirred but still standing

Quite what impact Saturday’s Murrayfield result has on the next time Ireland meet Scotland in September’s key opening World Cup pool game in Yokohama ...

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Craig Breen’s late move decisive in Galway Rally

In front of one of the biggest crowds of spectators in recent times, Waterford’s Craig Breen and his Killarney co-driver Paul Nagle took their Ford Fiesta ...

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Last-gasp Matthews strike dashes Harlequins hopes

A last-second Hannah Matthews strike saw Cork Harlequins leave Grange Road with their hearts broken, and helped move Loreto back to the top of the women’s ...

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Killester hot-shots end Liffey Celtics’ unbeaten run

A stunning exhibition of three-point shooting from Pyrobel Killester last night saw them become the first team this season to overcome league leaders and cup champions, ...

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Dossen downs Nevin in night of shocks at the National Stadium

Galway middleweight Gabriel Dossen insists he’s still not the finished product despite eliminating a defending champion at the National Elite Championships ...

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Not long now before Netflix tackles sports

Because everyone I meet is more digitally adept than me (Tumblr? Twitch? Are you making these up?) I need to hang on to my occasional victories.

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Taking Dublin out of Croker? Of course it makes a difference

Around the 40m line on the open terrace in Tralee, two feet frozen but the heart warming, we ticked off the little tests this new Kerry side were passing, one by ...

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Rory Best: Ireland's win over Scotland a 'very important' victory

Ireland captain Rory Best hailed “a very important” victory over Scotland on Saturday as the 2018 Grand Slam winners got their Guinness Six Nations title ...

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